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Houdi Elbow
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Miles Platting
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I'm climbing aboard WE's Besses o'th Barn bandwagon.
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From that site of disused stations, a cursory glance throws up Glogue, Tidal Basin and (the immortalised) Knotty Ash.
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There's nothing more hauntological than a disused railway station, eh. The pictures on that site are excellent (in the worst way, of course) - from the prinked little cottages of their heydays to derelict ruins in as little as a decade.
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Back in my sad train-spotting days I took the train to 'Wootton Wawen Platform' just so I could have a train ticket with Wootton Wawen Platform on it.

When I got there it turned out that it was just a flat concrete platform in the middle of a field of sheep, worse still the ticket they gave me just said 'Stations in Henley in Arden' or some such.

Looks like it had once had a waiting room back in 1908.

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Talking of 'hauntological' places, does anyone know of a website covering the British 'ghost villages'? I know a little about Imber and Tyneham but I'm not really interested in the places that were built specifically for military exercises so much as those which were real villages but were simply deserted at some point.
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This thread could seriously damage my work, so I'll just point Clive in the direction of Arkwright Town before ignoring it...
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Wow, looking at that site's just given me a shiver: A few months ago I had a really vivid dream about going to Alton Towers. Except that in the dream, it was all different with this long crowded rural path that led into the park.

So when I found this on the website, I was a bit spooked as it's 100% the place I dreamt about. And I've never heard of it before.

Obviously, it's some half-remembered shit family outing that we must have had in the 80's, but still...

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Crusoe
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Clive - how about this one:

Centralia, PA

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(not in Britain, but eerie just the same - was the basis for the abandoned town in the film of Silent Hill)

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I don't know the name of the place, but I've been to an even bleaker station than the one in the photo above.

I was in Prague a couple of years ago, and we took a day trip out by train to Karlstein Castle, which is a right spooky bastard of 14th century vampire's hangout.

Coming back in the evening, as twilight was setting in, there was a brilliantly eerie moment when the train stopped in the middle of a woods where the station appeared to constitute no more than a sign. There was no platform or anything. A few people got off by hopping down from the doors and melted away into the trees.

For all I know there was a bustling town 100 yards back, but I rather like the idea that there's a special station for spooky people who live in trees.

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Scotland: Cross my loof, Glasgow

"Crossmyloof".

I love Canary Wharf, and others in the vicinity like West India Quay and Heron Quays.

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Crusoe
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Oh, and it's not really a favourite station name as much as a favourite station:

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Staroměstská, Prague - it's like being inside a Dalek (er, if you see what I mean).

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Here in Asturias, going from Oviedo to Llanes, the last station you come to is charmingly named Poo. Beat that.
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