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 Posted: Sat Aug 24th, 2013 12:37 pm
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If you want a prototype to justify having a more extravagant station on a layout than might otherwise be expected, this is it. Funded by Lady Emily Foley, Great Malvern station, was built to impress the gentry arriving to take the waters, and also for her own convenience. It's built of the local stone, laid as random rubble, but with ashlar facings and quoins. The capitals on the canopy are fine examples of Victorian ironwork and are to a variety of designs.
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All of the principal buildings are on the up side.





















The down side platform has a partially curved canopy.


One of the many different designs of capitals.




The downside platform is relatively plain.


Although this looks like the interior of a footbridge it is a covered walkway leading from the down side platform to the road access.


The exit from the covered walkway.


The exterior of the covered walkway.



The rear of the down side platform.



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Thanks for those super pictures David, and what a wonderful station building - the road bridge is quite something too!

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David, the photo's of the buildings, station and otherwise you post on here never cease to amaze me. Your latest selection shows some fantastic iron work in the buildings on the up platform. Thanks for sharing them with us.

 



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One word sums this station up, 'Ornate'. The extent of delicate work (iron work) that went into some of these buildings, to impress the passengers, just simply amazes me. Wow !

Now, imagine if Lady Emily Foley had a model railway... I guess she would of hired Allan Downes and Doug Dickson... ;-);-)

Cheers, Gary.



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This featured this week on the re-run of Michael Portillo's programme, apparently the 'tunnel' lead to a now defunct grand hotel, and was designed to keep the hoi-polloi and the gentry apart and was called 'The Worm'. Might still be on BBC i-Player?

As ever, great pictures, you could do an illustrated book called 'Meadens Meanders'that would appeal to fellow enthusiasts...

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And I still think it's one of the best stations in the country, the stonework is magnificent, excellent shots.



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