SM9437 : Embankment and broad gauge railway line

taken 6 years ago, near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Embankment and broad gauge railway line
Embankment and broad gauge railway line
Here, just below The Drim and looking west towards the Dyffryn area of Goodwick, are some interesting railway relics. In the foreground is a fence post made from redundant sections of the old 7 foot gauge railway line adopted by Brunel for the GWR and used until 1892 when all tracks were converted to standard gauge.
Behind can be seen an embankment and bridge constructed with the intention of opening an alternative route for the line between Goodwick station and Letterston junction. The scheme was interrupted by WW1 and never completed.
[Thanks to Roy Lewis for the information about the Brunel gauge fencing.]
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 February, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 February, 2011
Category
Railways > Railway embankment   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 942 371 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.6532N 4:59.8997W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 942 371
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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