Gravesend Central

 


1973

 

A BR-designed 4 EPB is seen approaching platform 2 with a Maidstone West to Charing Cross via Bexleyheath service. Whilst most of the platform signage had switched over to the plain black text on white background format, SR "Target" name signs were still evident underneath the canopies. In the background can be seen the construction of the "Anglesea Shopping Centre", the multi-storey car park of which has since provided a good vantage point over the station. David Glasspool Collection

 


1985

 

In this snowy scene, Class 56 No. 56119 is seen running on the ''up'' through line with Allington to Westbury empty hopper wagons. No. 56119 was withdrawn from service during March 2004, and is currently in store at Healey Mills Yard, in Wakefield. Behind the locomotive, in the middle-distance, is the area formerly occupied by eastward-facing wagon sidings. Chris

 


1985

 

Moments later, we turn round to see No. 56119 heading through the station, whilst a Class 33 is observed running light on the ''down'' through line. Behind the Class 56 in the above view can be seen the base of the water tower, whilst in the background, on the right, can be seen the CLASP office of about 1973 origin. In the background are the prefabricated concrete extensions of 1954 origin. Chris

 


1985

 

A Birdseye view in early 1985 provides a clear view over the station layout, as viewed from the nearby multi-storey car park. 4 EPB No. 5034 is observed stabled in the ''down'' platform, forming the ''62'' Charing Cross to Gillingham service. In the foreground can be seen the prefabricated concrete platform edging, which was added in 1954 and replaced wooden fencing. The main ''up'' building is still seen in the latter stages of its refurbishment. Chris

 


 

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