Strood


1973

Rebuilding works were well advanced at the time of this photograph, showing the CLASP main building on the "down" side nearing completion. Note that a staff foot crossing, complete with step inset to the platform's side, was still in evidence. © Roger Goodrum


29th March 1974

Seen the year after its arrival, Vulcan Foundry-built Drewry diesel shunter "Telemon" is seen in W. M. Cory's coal yard, behind the station's "down" platform. The locomotive remained at the yard until 1987, when it was purchased for preservation by the North Downs Steam Railway at Stone, Dartford. © David Glasspool Collection


25th December 1977

Still a familiar sight today, the featureless CLASP main building is seen from the southern approach road. To the left of the structure, a car park had been created upon land which once hosted sidings. © Roger Goodrum