SP3067 : Railway at Old Milverton

taken 7 years ago, near to Old Milverton, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Railway at Old Milverton
Railway at Old Milverton
Looking towards the bridge over the River Avon along the arrow straight, but undulating, Leamington Spa - Coventry line. This railway has had an interesting history. It was originally built in 1844 and doubled in 1884 when the branch to Berkswell was built. For many years it was essentially an LNWR, later LMS, branch line. In the mid-1950s there was a reasonably frequent local service between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa, with the odd through train from Birmingham, serving intermediate stations at Kenilworth and Leamington Spa (Milverton). That all changed in 1965 when the passenger service was withdrawn and the line singled as a freight-only route. The building of Birmingham International station in 1976 forced a rethink and long distance passenger services were rerouted this way between the south coast, Thames valley and Birmingham, also serving Coventry. The importance of the line gradually increased as a major passenger and freight cross country link resulting in Network Rail again double tracking part of the route to increase capacity.
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Saturday, 12 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 15 June, 2010
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Railway   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 301 675 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.3310N 1:33.5894W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 301 675
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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