TQ9832 : Railway bridge over the Royal Military Canal

near to Warehorne, Kent, Great Britain

Railway bridge over the Royal Military Canal
Railway bridge over the Royal Military Canal
This bridge carries the Marshlink Line from Ashford towards Appledore (heading right).
The Marshlink Line
This line runs between Hastings and Ashford.The South Eastern Railway built the line, it opened on 13 February 1851. Recommended for closure by Dr. Beeching in 1963, the route has survived various attempts to axe services completely, and stations remained unmodernised and gas-lit well into the 1970s. Services for certain stations on the line have now been reduced to an absolute minimum.
The line was single tracked between Appledore and Ore 1 October 1979, leaving a passing loop at Rye. Several stations have staggered platforms: passengers cross the line from the end of one platform to the end of the other, thus avoiding a footbridge.
The line is not electrified, with the exception of Hastings to Ore. This small section was electrified to provide for carriage sidings (there was no space at Hastings) as part of the "East Coastway" electrification of July 1935.
The line has an active rail users group called "The Marsh Link Action Group". Website LinkExternal link
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Royal Military Canal
The Royal Military Canal stretches for 28 miles hugging the old cliff line that borders the Romney Marsh from Hythe in the north east to Cliff End in the south west. It was built as a third line of defence against Napoleon, after the British Royal Navy patrolling the English Channel and the line of 74 Martello Towers built along the south coast. The Royal Military Canal was constructed in two sections. The longest section starts at Hythe in Kent and ends at Iden Lock in East Sussex. The second smaller section runs from the foot of Winchelsea Hill to Cliff End. Both sections are linked by the Rivers Rother and Brede.

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Sunday, 29 August, 2010   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 31 August, 2010
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Railway bridge   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 988 320 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.2076N 0:50.1279E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 987 321
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