I am carrying out research at TNA on railway DECC's these are sometimes above ground windowless, bunker-like reinforced concrete structures 64 ft by 36 ft often built in a marshalling yards or close to the station (sometimes now within car parks) , or located at some distance from the station c.1939 . I would like to know just how many are extant - if you live close to the any of the sites listed below and find one, please let me know on here. I know there is a bit on these on the sub-brit web site. The sites were:
Great Western Railway
Birmingham New Street
Stoke on Trent
Basford Hall (Crewe)
Liverpool Lime Street
Burrow in Furness
Wasn't there one at Bawtry? Or thereabouts? I remember promising to aerial photograph one somewhere Notts/S Yorks decades ago. If it can be confirmed, and it's not in Finningleys zone, I might get round to it.
The Scottish Central and Edinburgh District site was underneath Scotland Road, Edinburgh, inside a railway tunnel. The N-E Central and York District control centres shared a new tunnel dug into the City Wall. Norwich Thorpe was located inside a rampart at the station. Cambridge District was a semi-underground basement.
It was Kings Cross District at Knebworth, Earlem District at Shenfield, Western Control at Greg, Manchester District at Godley.
Shame so many have gone, does anyone live near Doncaster?
You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!