TQ4520 : Abandoned Railway

taken 12 years ago, near to Uckfield, East Sussex, Great Britain

Abandoned Railway
Abandoned Railway
The 1970s 1:25,000 had this correct calling it an abandoned railway rather than dismantled, especially as a railway never existed for it to be torn up. These are earthworks from the proposed Ouse Valley Line an attempt by the LBSCR to outflank its rivals by building a line from the main London-Brighton line south of Balcombe Viaduct first to Uckfield, then on to Hailsham before eventually finishing at Hastings. Work began in 1866 and stopped in February 1867 initially due to floods but for good once a major railway financing bank collapsed causing the railway building boom to burst. All that remains are a few cuttings, embankments, and bridges north of Haywards Heath and to the west of Uckfield. The footpath runs beneath what probably would have been a small farm bridge.
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TQ4520, 28 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 12 April, 2006
Category
Embankments   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 455 204 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.8793N 0:4.2380E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 456 204
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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