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photoblog image Signs of a passing

Signs of a passing

With the news of the handover, the authorities swung into action and demolition works were carried out on 11 small buildings and structures near the former Bukit Timah Railway Station. Elsewhere along the line, gate huts along the Rail Corridor at Bukit Gombak, Stagmont Ring, Sungei Kadut, Blackmore Drive and Tanglin Halt were also included. Many of these huts, work stations of railway workers previously, were assessed to be structurally unsound.

 

photoblog image greencorridor.02082014.114.jpg

Signs of a passing

With the news of the handover, the authorities swung into action and demolition works were carried out on 11 small buildings and structures near the former Bukit Timah Railway Station. Elsewhere along the line, gate huts along the Rail Corridor at Bukit Gombak, Stagmont Ring, Sungei Kadut, Blackmore Drive and Tanglin Halt were also included. Many of these huts, work stations of railway workers previously, were assessed to be structurally unsound.

 

photoblog image greencorridor.02082014.114.jpg

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2014, 00:23
Two fabulous images, Ayush.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Dec 2014, 00:23
Two fabulous images, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much, Ray. I am pleased you like them.
There was a time when the railways ran the country and had all of the security that they needed...Ayush
times have changed... and it's sad to see their skeletons fall back into nature....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Quite true Peter, as they expanded and consolidated, they became the backbone of nations, economically and otherwise. Thank you for this observation.
Nice shots. I especially like the first.
Ayush Basu: Most track equipment has been returned to KTM (Malaysia) so I was a bit surprised to find this lone, carelessly thrown sleeper (tie for you). Thanks, Michael.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 28 Dec 2014, 06:27
interesting pictures!!! a little worse for wear smile
Ayush Basu: Just a tad, Elaine!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Dec 2014, 07:22
It all soon reverts to nature Ayush
Ayush Basu: And quite rapidly, it turns out, Chris!
Two beautiful images showing the strength of Mother Nature Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Thank you so much, I am pleased you think so, Richard
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Dec 2014, 07:48
Rather like some of our railway lines. It is amazing how quickly nature takes over again. I like the strong greens here.
Ayush Basu: Thank you very much Alan, as Ray pointed out the other day, railways are taking a hit these days.
When authorities swing into action they usually have something to hide grin
I am delighted by the shot of moss with the plant growing from it.
Ayush Basu: Thank you so much, I am pleased you do, Mary
The greenery is thriving Ayush
Ayush Basu: Quite right, Janet, regular dose of tropical rains and sunshine and not much disturbance.
This railway will never be completely dead while nature covers the remaining bits up for future generations to find at some time.
Ayush Basu: That is a refreshing perspective, Brian. Thank you.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Dec 2014, 17:39
I especially like your second photo here.
Ayush Basu: Thank you so much, I am pleased you do, Cheryl
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Dec 2014, 07:43
I still think trains are important for a countries economy.
A way to be all over the place.
We have big railways from the big harbours to Germany and farther 'in land'. (East)
Love your pictures, great details of the vegetation.
I bet a lot of rummaging around could unearth many more stories, Ayush.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Dec 2014, 10:25
Yes, there a little somewhat left for nature to devour.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Dec 2014, 12:59
I particularly like the second photo - there is still life, just not as the developers know it!
It's been empty for so long!
Still green with life... nice pix.

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