TQ3575 : Nunhead station

taken 7 years ago, near to Deptford, Lewisham, Great Britain

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Nunhead station
Nunhead station
Nunhead station was opened on 18th September 1871, although the line through here had been opened on 1st August 1865 by the London, Chatham & Dover Railway when the original Crystal Palace & South London Junction Railway line from Brixton to Crystal Palace (High Level) began operation. The line was built to take passengers to the Crystal Palace exhibition site. The Nunhead to Greenwich Park line was opened in 1871 as far as Blackheath Hill on the same day as Nunhead station, with the final stretch to Greenwich Park coming into use in 1888. The Catford Loop line came into operation on 1st July 1892. It gave a second route out of London for the LCDR, and Nunhead thus became a three way junction. In 1925, the lines in the area were electrified, and a new station at Nunhead was built on the London side of the original site. In 1954 the line to Crystal Palace (High Level) was closed but the other lines still operate, although the line to Greenwich Park now runs only as far as Lewisham. This view looks down the line towards Lewisham or the Catford Loop. The Crystal Palace (High Level) branch used to veer off to the right just beyond the curve. The structure on the left is the exit leading down to street level in Gibbon Road.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3544 7597 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.9900N 0:3.0940W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3538 7599
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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