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This 1938 map records a German city with an extensive local rail network. It is centred on islands in a major river, but a flood relief channel had been built to the north. Where is it?
Rather harder than last week's question, and requiring some awareness of 20th Century history. As an extra clue here is the central area enlarged:
A 1935 aerial view of a railway station. Where is it?
Answer: Bristol Temple Meads. Congratulations are due to the following for their correct answers: Richard Maund, Dave Goodyear, Colin Penfold, Nigel Petre, David Mant, Andrew Treves, Simon Wass, Paul Hopper, Bill King, Peter Murnaghan, Ian Bromley, Jeremy Harrison, Steve Boulding, Dave Winter, John Lacy, Bob Joshua, Peter Tisdale. (Shame on those who gave the game away on Facebook 😧 )
A very easy one: The photo is looking south-west, with Brunel's original 1839 station the long narrow building in the centre. The GWR's Bristol Harbour branch is just to its right, a lengthy loop that eventually crossed the Avon to connect with the Portishead branch at Ashton Gate Junction (near Bristol City's ground). To its right is the huge (22,000sqM) GWR goods shed, demolished in 1964.
The trucks shown in the bottom-right wharf are on the LMS (formerly Midland) Railway. Its network (including the Clifton Extension joint line) served the city north of the Avon.
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