Member Alan Harris when working for the South Western Electricity Board as a manager responsible for power installations had of need to visit many railway locations and as such was issued by British Rail with a track access permit. On one of these occasions he had cause to visit Defiance Platform. Many thanks to Alan for allowing us these privileged shots.
The access steps to the down platform are still there there today whereas those to the up platform of timber construction vanished long ago. The original Brunel Route passed through the redundant arch on the left, this was served by the very short lived single faced Defiance Platform - this survived from March 1905 to 1907 when the platforms seen here opened. These were closed wef 27th October 1930. Copyright Alan Harris
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