Demolition of the Pullman Works, Brighton

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The Pullman Works at Brighton sat derelict for many years before the decision was finally made to demolish it. Years of vandalism and neglect had left it in a bad way.

Occupying a curious triangular plot of land at the junction of the main London to Brighton line and the westbound coast line, it was hoped by some that this building would one day be used as a railway museum. Being accessed almost exclusively by rail, this was sadly never likely to happen.

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The Pullman Works at Brighton sat derelict for many years before the decision was finally made to demolish it. Years of vandalism and neglect had left it in a bad way.

Occupying a curious triangular plot of land at the junction of the main London to Brighton line and the westbound coast line, it was hoped by some that this building would one day be used as a railway museum. Being accessed almost exclusively by rail, this was sadly never likely to happen.

Numerous interesting artefacts were salvaged from the building before demolition started, including some wagons, which went off to preserved lines including the Bluebell.

This film shows a variety of views of the building while demolition was actually in progress from three main vantage points south, west and north of the site. Footage was also taken from a couple of moving trains to get a trackside perspective. The photo in this listing is an actual still from the film; rest assurred it appears far more clearly in the finished product, I only use screen shots for listing purposes.

Initial shots include seeing demolition crews using cutting gear to burn through the steel roof joists, followed by the awesome sight of seeing two huge roof sections brought crashing down, seen in slow motion. See diggers loading the rubble on designated goods trains and see the relatively empty site towards the end of the process.

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2008

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