Priestley Grove Railway Station

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Priestley Grove Railway Station
In ruins
Danger Updater MDUDC 02:04, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
Priestley Grove Railway Station

Ridleybank [58, 42]

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Basic Info:

  • Train station. No trains are running.
  • Among the internal descriptions found in Railway Stations:
    • "Its platforms are empty, its departure boards blank, all trains having left the city during the evacuation."
    • "…a fire-damaged white-stone building surrounded by lawns. Behind railings, you can see railway tracks disappearing into the surrounding city."
  • This building can be barricaded normally.

Priestley Grove Railway Station is one of the oldest railway stations in Malton. It was the location of the early interchange between the Northsouth and Eastwest lines, the first constructed in the Malton Rail system. When the rail network was expanded, the station became the interchange between the adapted Red and Blue Lines. The adjoining station at Alkin Road was constructed to connect these to the Green Line as well. To this day, Alkin-Priestley is considered the primary rail juncture of Central Malton.

Malton Rail Red Line
Dewfall | Brimson | Capper | Ayre | Rumbell Y | Silwood | Sidey | Vearncombe | Bennet | Bayley | Cardwell-Blunt N | Mulock | Thynne | Fey | Alkin-Priestley GB | Hugo-Gingell | Beele-Copless | Lawley P | Perks | Whitlock | Colwill Y | Sellwood-Barens O
Malton Rail Blue Line
Hardwick | Imber | Batton | Snook | Date | Hewlett | Mules | Garwood | Fennessy NF | Mahagan | Pedel | Wooman-Underwood Y | Ayliffe | Norvell | Hayes | Shipp | Budgett | Kitting | Bathe | Newstead | Alkin-Priestley RG | Blocksidge | Buckmaster | Chalderwood P | Gajewski | Exon | Hutchin O | Shean | Hame Y | Leave | Mountstephen | Chicke-Hedbitch N | Phabayn | Whalen | Cowdrey | Ketley | Creyghton
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


Description

History

As one strolls through Ridleybank, it is hard not to notice the Railway Station on every corner. Few know what led to the abundance of transportation nodes in this area, but there is a strong compulsion to follow the tendrils back to the point of infection. Which happens to be here: Priestly Grove.

On this spot stood a ramshackle dwelling, home to a group of heretics and also a frequent Sunday-night haunt for the local torch burning chapter. Unorganised, the mob had little success in driving the paganised clergy out of their community, but these constant interruptions were not welcome. The Grove sought solace in the winding maze of limestone caves, cut by underwater springs, beneath the village. Confused but overjoyed by their rapid departure, the village folk celebrated their bravery. Rather soon afterwards a rapid succession of disappearances raised suspicions that the heretics were still living in their midst. A spate of knee-jerk witch burnings pushed those Clergy lucky enough to escape, but equally eager to stamp out paganism, out of the area. This unfortunately weakened the town's position.

Fattened and desirous of finer sacrifices, the Grove pushed its activities away from the watched exits and further along the mines. For near five decades pert damsels and chiseled suitors would lose their bearings in the inviting caverns and never be seen again.

When tendering began for a state-of-the-art experimental underground railway, Ridleybank stood out as the ideal site. Surveyors noted with satisfaction that relatively straight stretches of dripping tunnels already ran between the areas of the suburb they had deemed busy enough to accommodate stations. A minimal construction project started and despite a high rate of unexplained worker absences, the project finished on schedule.

Today the Roftwood circle stops at Scarpendale St., Alkin Rd., Cribb Row and Hubbard Blvd. with a possible interchange to the Pimbank circle at Priestly Grove Station. Before the outbreaks many citizens went out of their way to avoid the tube, pointing out that a week could hardly go by without at least one passenger going missing. Those who venture down there now are either foolish or hardwired undead. --Father Bigley 23:12, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Barricade Policy

Current Status



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