ST0643 : Wansborough Papermill marshalling yard

taken 7 years ago, near to Watchet, Somerset, Great Britain

Wansborough Papermill marshalling yard
Wansborough Papermill marshalling yard
Taken on a slightly murky day through a passing steam train window. Back in the 1960s, there were railway sidings here, so that esparto grass and woodpulp could be shunted by tank engine over the short distance from Watchet Harbour. Now the area is an artic trailer marshalling yard for trucks bringing in cardboard to recycle and the finished product going out. Artic transport is hardly ideal in an area with such narrow windy roads. It would be great to see some sidings here once again, with some of the transport switched back to rail.
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Date Taken
Friday, 30 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 17 June, 2010
Category
Paper mill   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 067 431 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:10.7753N 3:20.1440W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 068 431
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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