Kelso Railway Goods Shed

Where the town of Kelso was… is now just a long grassy flat with the old railway goods shed still standing in the field. This is my second post about Kelso, a town abandoned due to repeated flooding, with especially big floods occurring in 1978 and 1980.  First post: Kelso – the Town that Was. Kelso is by the Pomahaka River. West Otago, New Zealand

First photo by Nigel, the others by Liz. Taken 26 July 2020.

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Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. The number of wooden barns has been declining for a long time, and now I’m starting to feel nostalgic about the often-homely corrugated metal buildings! Nowadays, the farmers here often opt for hoop barns covered with fabric. This old tin building looks a bit lonely!

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    1. I remember lots of corrugated metal buildings from when I was a kid in Scotland. (There were a couple of big sheds at my parents’ place, but one was already starting to fall apart.) I wonder how many of these buildings are left.

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      1. Still plenty of corrugated outbuildings in upstate NY, but the newer sheds are usually “pole barns” where they just put in treated wood posts, like telephone poles, instead of post & beam, etc. and sheath it with painted panels of thin steel, rather than wood siding or corrugated tin.

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