SU5281 : Course of former railway

taken 8 years ago, near to Compton, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Course of former railway
Course of former railway
The trees mark the course of the Didcot to Newbury section of the Didcot Newbury & Southampton Railway between Churn Halt and Compton stations looking south. This section of the line was opened in 1881 as the first part of a new link between the Midlands and Southampton but closed to passengers in 1962 and to freight in 1967. The line passed through some very empty country (as can be seen from this picture) and was duplicated by a faster if longer route via Reading and Basingstoke which still survives.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 September, 2009
Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 521 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:31.9194N 1:15.0095W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 518 822
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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