Parkend Station 18 August 1978

The remains of Parkend station, pictured on 18 August 1978. This is now the northern terminus of the Dean Forest Railway, but is shown here in an abandoned state, over a decade after the passage of the last freight train. It is surprising that the platforms survived, as it closed to passengers as long ago as 1929! Just visible by the level crossing gates in the background is my first car - a 1971 Toyota Corolla.