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Brent Station, Devon, c. 1950s

Brent Station, Devon, c. 1950s


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Size: 2160 x 1368 (549KB)

Date: 22nd October 2013

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: HSB3 087

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Brent Station, Devon, c. 1950s

A view of Brent station, Devon, c.1950s, showing a locomotive at the station and members of station staff on the platform. Brent station opened on the South Devon Railway in 1848 and became a junction in 1893. The station closed in October 1964

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1950s Devon South Devon Station Brent


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Brent Station, Devon, c.11950s: A Blast from the Past Step back in time with this photograph of Brent Station, Devon, in the 1950s. The image showcases the rich railway heritage of this historic station, which opened on the South Devon Railway in 1848 and became a junction in 1893. The photograph captures the essence of a bygone era, with a powerful locomotive idling at the platform, ready for its next journey. The station staff, dressed in their distinctive uniforms, are engaged in their daily tasks, adding to the hustle and bustle of the scene. Brent Station was an essential stop on the South Devon Railway line, connecting the picturesque town of Devon with other parts of the region. The station's closure in October 1964 marked the end of an era, but the memories and history of this once-thriving transport hub live on. The photograph is a testament to the importance of the railway in the daily lives of people in Devon and beyond. It offers a glimpse into a time when travel was a more leisurely affair, and the sights, sounds, and smells of the railway were an integral part of the community. This photograph is part of the extensive collection of the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway, which celebrates the rich history of the railway in the South West of England. The museum is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history of the railway and the role it played in shaping the region's social and economic landscape.

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