SU4568 : Speen: Former Lambourn Valley Railway

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

Speen: Former Lambourn Valley Railway
Speen: Former Lambourn Valley Railway
This is the trackbed of the former Lambourn Valley Railway which closed to regular passenger and freight traffic on 4 January 1960, almost fifty years previously to the day that the photograph was taken. However occasional military freight trains used the line to Welford and then to RAF Welford until 1973, before the track was lifted completely around 1976. There were plans to preserve the line as a heritage steam railway, but they did not come to fruition and now any new similar proposals would have several major civil engineering feats to overcome, not least how the line would now cross the new A34 Newbury Bypass which is immediately behind the photographer here. This is the trackbed viewed looking towards the former Speen station and Newbury.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 3 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 10 January, 2010
Category
Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 453 685 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.8228N 1:20.9665W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 453 685
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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