When I was a kid I used to spend a lot of my time exploring old railway stations - Lavant, Fittleworth, Midhurst, Chalder, Bramber, Winchester Chesil, Wimborne and many more spring to mind. So when I got this request I thought it would be easy to comply, but actually the world has changed enormously since the early seventies and I couldn't think of a single surviving decaying railway station. Can you?
This train of thought was triggered by the following email - can any of you help or is Ben, as I suspect, thirty years behind the times? I've suggested he do a film on a reopened railway station, which will be far easier! But if you can think of anywhere please post to the comments section ...
I'm not sure if you will be able to help me, but I hope you can :-)
I'm a Film Production student studying at the Arts University College at Bournemouth. Me and a a fellow film student had an idea for our up and coming 'image and sound' project that would involve an old disused railway station. The 4 minute piece would be a kind of 'time travel' from old to new as the shot develops and moves down the station.
I was wondering whether you might know of any particular stations which are no longer used, but still resemble a railway station - even still having tracks if possible.