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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
evercreech junction 67/68
Three more superb Jeffery Grayer shots from 1967 and 1968. This time it's Evercreech Junction, one of the most emotive and iconic points on the old S&D. Even after closure the scale of the track layout and infrastructure at this rural spot is easy to see. Track was left in place partly for operational reasons, but also to allow the accountants to attribute unreasonable costs to the S&D to strengthen the very weak case for closure. Other scams included measuring traffic levels in school holidays and diverting freight traffic off the route, even when it was the most direct link. All of this stupidity will be investigated in the New S&D's work 'The Case for the S&D'. I've a finance background so I'm really looking forward to working on this part! I suspect that the morons engaged in this despicable activity think that time has covered up their crimes, but they're in for quite a shock ...
Jeffery's photos are from his superb if rather anachronistically titled book 'Sabotaged and Defeated' which should soon be available from the New S&D's online shop.