SP6825 : Railway line near Calvert 2

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

Railway line near Calvert 2
Railway line near Calvert 2
This railway line, looking north-east towards Steeple Claydon, comes from Bicester and Oxford behind the camera, and is used only by freight trains, currently one a day, carrying containerised household waste from Bath and Bristol to the landfill site at Calvert which is 1.5km to the south. This track is all that remains of the double tracked Oxford to Bletchley railway that was constructed by the Buckinghamshire Railway Company and which opened on 1 October 1850, see SP6825 : Railway line near Calvert.

At one time, the Great Central Railway crossed over this railway line at this point, but there are no signs of any bridge. This railway, which when it opened in 1899, was the last main line twin track railway to be built, see SP7022 : Railway line & former railway junction. This photograph shows the completed bridge in 1897 , LinkExternal link. To the left, ie. to the north, the railway went onto Sheffield and Nottingham, and to the right ie. the south it first went through Calvert, and then to London Marylebone via two different routes.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 August, 2008   (more nearby)
Sunday, 3 May, 2009
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 681 255 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:55.4744N 1:0.5967W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 681 255
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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