SJ8293 : Sessile oaks on railway embankment south east of Chorlton Junction

taken 8 years ago, near to Withington, Manchester, Great Britain

Sessile oaks on railway embankment south east of Chorlton Junction
Sessile oaks on railway embankment south east of Chorlton Junction
Phase 3A of the expansion of the Metrolink tram network included the re-opening of part of the disused Manchester South District railway line, initially as far as a new stop near St Werburgh's Road at the former junction with the Fallowfield Loop Line, now a cycle path. Preliminary clearance works had taken place between Chorlton Junction and the bridge at Mauldeth Road West. The new tram stop is located just past the oak trees, which had grown up alongside this section since its closure in the 1960s.

As a child I was taken for walks along this section of the trackbed (also trespassing over the then still active, but lightly used freight line at Chorlton Junction) and remember climbing these trees. They had been fenced off, presumably to protect them during the nesting season, but have since been felled. The line re-opened as far as St Werburgh's Road stop on 7 July 2011.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 24 January, 2010
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Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 825 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2790N 2:15.8938W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 825 935
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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