27d. Station Approach, Buxton Towards the top of this short link between the main shopping areas and the railway station in this High Peak town stand two 25 ft base-hinged Abacus columns; both of which are fitted with GEC Z8536 lanterns - these being the gear-in-head variant of the Z8526 'Turtle' lantern. The ownership of these two columns is unknown, although they could belong to the railway station, given the amount of base-hinged columns (and GEC lanterns, thinking about it) that exist on former British Rail infrastructure.
Curiously, a Local Authority-owned 5 m column supporting a Thorn Gamma 6 post-top lantern is situated in very close proximity to the first of the two hinged columns. In 1987, a Stanton 10 concrete column supporting a GEC Z8896 lantern existed at the same location. as is evidenced here. The base-hinged column can also be seen in the same picture.
The lantern features a polycarbonate bowl with a slightly stippled appearance.
The bowl was missing from the second example.
The missing bowl allows the lamp (in this case a Venture 250 Watt 'White-Lux' tubular metal halide) to be seen.
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