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Nowadays, Strickland Junction's overhead electric train wires would be a hazard for pigeons.

Strickland Junction is where the little branch line that goes into the hills for ten miles to Rio leaves the main line. Here a porter gives Roger a pigeon in a basket to let fly and warn the Amazons that they are coming (PP1).

The porter at Strickland Junction is unnamed.

Apart from the station, Strickland Junction also has a cricket ground (PP1)

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Janet Gnosspelius identifies the fictional Strickland Junction to Christina Hardyment as Oxenholme: No doubt about it (CFT5).

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