Sunday, May 09, 2021

A nerdy day out in Rugby

 Needing a to have a day out last Sunday, I finally got around to doing something I've been meaning to for years - taking some photos of Rugby cement works. 

While I'm sure many people will consider it ugly, every time I drive by on the way to the office, it fascinates me. 

A bright Sunday provided a great opportunity to wander around and take some shots of all the odd-shaped buildings. Access isn't great, but then that's no surprise. Plenty of trees around the edges of the site camouflage things a little too, so getting in before they are in full leaf isn't a bad idea either. 

I've no idea what most of these buildings do, but simply as a guide for concrete colours and interesting industrial shapes, they are worth a look. 

After this, I trundled to the railway station, out of curiosity more than anything else. Here, I found  Euro car park that offered a superb view of the main line from the upper deck. A bit of a fight with the parking website later, I'd paid my pound for the day, and sat reading while trains went by. 

Traffic, on a Sunday, is mostly Pendalios and other sorts of units, so I didn't bother with many photos. There were a couple of freights with proper locos on the front though. 

For a few hours, I just enjoyed sitting reading and watching trains. Very restful, I'll do it again one day.

1 comment:

Andy in Germany said...

I occasionally make a detour after work and watch the trains to roll by. I don't get much reading done, as we're on the main railway between northern and southern Europe, so something rolls by every few minutes...