SX5587 : Rattlebrook Peat Railway

3 km from Shortacombe, Devon, Great Britain

Rattlebrook Peat Railway
Rattlebrook Peat Railway
This is the end of the line, or rather the start of the line. Hereabouts would have been a hive of activity as peat cut from the hillsides of Kitty Tor and Amiscombe Hill ahead of us was brought here and loaded onto the wagons of the horse-drawn railway for delivery to Bridestowe station, seven miles away. Now it is a desolate place, an embankment on bleak moorland with no features visible in the mist.
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Sunday, 29 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 557 871 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.9384N 4:2.5916W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 5557 8711
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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