SK7827 : Great Northern Railway bridge at White Lodge (and poppies)

taken 7 years ago, near to Goadby Marwood, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Great Northern Railway bridge at White Lodge (and poppies)
Great Northern Railway bridge at White Lodge (and poppies)
When the Great Northern Railway built its Scalford to Eaton Branch in the 1880s, to serve the many iron ore quarries in the Eaton area, it also built a short sub-branch and laid sidings south west of White Lodge (behind the camera) in an attempt to encourage the Eastwell Iron Ore Co to use the standard-gauge Eaton Branch rather than its own narrow-gauge incline at Harby Hill LinkExternal link. However, Eastwell continued to use the incline (till 1960) and this short GN line was probably never used. The brick humpbacked bridge carrying the Harby-Waltham road - just visible behind the trees - only echoed to the sound of steam when the Eastwell 3ft-gauge line was extended ultimately to Branston along the GNR trackbed, which had lain unused for 18 years, from 1903. Trains of ore last passed under White Lodge bridge in 1960.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 June, 2010
Category
Bridges > Railway bridge (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 782 273 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.2522N 0:50.3537W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 782 272
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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