SU0881 : Broad-gauge "Bridge Rail"

near to Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Broad-gauge  "Bridge Rail"
Broad-gauge "Bridge Rail"
This picture was taken after crossing the pedestrian level crossing, looking westwards along the "down" track of the Bristol main line. In the foreground is a piece of broad-gauge rail. This is a common sight in the West Country where rail like this was used up to 1892, when the broad gauge was finally abolished. Look for bridge rails employed as signposts or as fence posts along all former broad gauge tracks!
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2011
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 May, 2011
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Paths  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 081 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.0489N 1:53.0770W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 081 817
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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