Old Railway Station in Gorafe!

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Old Railway Station in Gorafe!

Post by XTreme » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:04 pm

Continuing my journey of locating abandoned stations on the old GSSR Railway.......today I tracked down Gorafe Station. Or rather, the ruins of Gorafe Station as it's currently being used as a goat shed. What a waste!

This was the most difficult station so far as neither Google Maps nor Google Earth were that clear on what sort of terrain I might have to cross. It turned out to be pretty rough, full of rocks, and very bumpy. Whoever owns the place now had two guard dogs roaming as well.....just to make things more interesting. 

What was a surprise was that I also found some other abandoned buildings following the trail to the station......one looked like a former bar and hotel. Went into the bar actually......and everything is still in place (including somebody's hat) despite being abandoned in 1984. Twilight Zone job!

Watch the vid first (all offroad).......that way you'll get a better overview of where everything was located.

This one was hard, the terrain wasn't so clever, it was baking hot, and I ain't getting any younger! But it's better than languishing in an Old Folks Home! Or being a Casual! 8-)

Here's the updated map.......green spots are completed stations.
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This is how it looked in 1966.....
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This is how it looks now.......

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Re: Old Railway Station in Gorafe!

Post by skyrider » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:16 pm

you certainly get out in the sticks XT do you ever think of getting a full on trail bike
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Re: Old Railway Station in Gorafe!

Post by Bender » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:36 pm

What size was the hat?
Bite my shiny metal ass..

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Re: Old Railway Station in Gorafe!

Post by XTreme » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:07 pm

skyrider wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:16 pm
you certainly get out in the sticks XT do you ever think of getting a full on trail bike
I've thought about it.....but it's a Catch 22.

Cos the places I'm visiting now are at least an hour or so away.

A small trailie (which is what is needed for those places) would be a nightmare out on the open roads......it would take me forever.

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Re: Old Railway Station in Gorafe!

Post by XTreme » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:16 pm

Bender wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:36 pm
What size was the hat?
I didn't hang round long enough to find out!

Thought I might get trapped in the Space-Time Continuum and be sent back to 1984.

Thinking about it now it may not be so bad after all.......
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