SP7219 : Railway line near Railway Cottage

taken 9 years ago, near to Quainton, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Railway line near Railway Cottage
Railway line near Railway Cottage
This railway line was once part of the Great Central Railway, which when it opened in 1899 was the last main line twin track railway to be built. The line ran between Sheffield, Nottingham and London Marylebone, see LinkExternal link. Much of the line was closed in 1966, but this single track stretch between Claydon Junction 6km behind the camera, and Quainton Road station 1.5km ahead remains. It is used by four freight trains a day from Brentford in London carrying containerised household waste to the landfill site at Calvert just before Claydon Junction, see SP6924 : Waste transfer station, Calvert Landfill Site.

This photograph looking south-east is taken at the point where the bridleway between the village of Woodham to the south and hamlet of Shipton Lee crosses the line. This is the railway on the other side of the hedgerow in SP7219 : Hedgerow near Lower South Farm.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 13 April, 2009
Category
Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 727 198 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.3709N 0:56.6907W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 726 199
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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