Loader Walk Railway Station
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|Loader Walk Railway Station
Foulkes Village [9, 88]
Loader Walk Railway Station is the only rail station in Foulkes Village. It lies on the Green Line between Cockburn and Duport Stations.
|Malton Rail Green Line|
|Ashfield-Pritchard | Tope | Statham | Cradock | Brain | Cockburn | Loader | Duport | Guppey-Brooks Y | Hind | Voules P | Milton | Locket-Piegsa O | Gorham N | Mattravers | Hubbard | Cribb | Alkin-Priestley RB | Scarpendale | Woolsett | Thurlow | Springford | Adolphy F | Hardinge | Sambone | Royal Y | Stammers | Bruce|
Exterior: an imposing grey-stone building, its windows missing and broken.
Interior: Loader Walk Railway Station's platforms are empty, its departure boards blank, all trains having left the city during the evacuation.
During the 19th century, the industrial importance of the Village meant that it could no longer be left beyond the reach of the Malton rail network. However, Village aldermen such as Athelwald Wulfson stoutly refused planning permission to build the station in the heart of the Village, arguing that the existing factories had done quite enough damage to its historic sites.
Accordingly Foulkes Village only has one railway station, located in the extreme southeast of the Village, where its noise and pollution also affected Ruddlebank and Old Arkham - a definite plus in Foulkesian eyes. There are only two platforms at Loader Walk, bound northeast for the city centre, and southwest for the countryside. The station was nonetheless very busy from the late 1800s until the Second World War, especially at weekends when it was used to escape the city limits to nearby leisure resorts. From the 1950s the motorcar eroded the popularity of rail travel, and Loader Walk was reduced to a tourist novelty from a bygone age, and a boring stop on the Green Line.
It is no coincidence that the Henley Building is next door to the station: it is thought a secret underground platform, known locally as 'Platform 2.5', took NecroTech employees (disguised as day-trippers) directly to their place of work without being observed.
Left empty for quite some time, signs of human residence are apparent.
EHB at all times.
The building has been extremely heavily barricaded.
A portable generator has been set up here. It is running low on fuel. One of the platforms has been decorated with three cubist sculptures and a cracked sculpture. Somebody has spraypainted 5 Days Since Previous Incident onto the departures board.
It is probably best to stay out for now, unless you intend to help decorate or refill the generator. In use, refueling of the generator, decorating, or donating a radio transmitter are acceptable reasons to enter. Otherwise players are advised to keep out unless it is an emergency situation.
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