SN6861 : Course of dismantled railway north of Tregaron, Ceredigion

taken 7 years ago, near to Tregaron, Ceredigion/Sir Ceredigion, Great Britain

Course of dismantled railway north of Tregaron, Ceredigion
Course of dismantled railway north of Tregaron, Ceredigion
This image was taken from the bridge which used to cross the former Manchester and Milford Railway, long since dismantled.

SN6861 : Bridleway and bridge north of Tregaron, Ceredigion

In the centre of the image is a wooded cutting where the track ran. In the immediate foreground, the rough terrain shows where the cutting has been filled in, and quite recently too. The current satellite images show a large grey area where the work had obviously just been done. The same set of images do not show the toilet block (built circa 2006?) further towards Pontrhydfendigaid. The B4343 road to Pontrhydfendigaid passes the buildings on the right.

The Manchester and Milford Railway (which went to neither place) closed in 1965, but the track bed adjacent to and across part of the Cors Caron nature reserve is now used as a public footpath and the National Cycle Route No 82 (Fishguard to Machynlleth via Lampeter and Aberystwyth).

Wikipedia states that this was the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth Line, a standard gauge branch line of the Great Western Railway in Wales. As a result of floods and the Beeching Axe, the line closed throughout to passengers from 1965, and to freight from Pont Llanio creamery near Tregaron to Aberaeron Junction near Lampeter in 1970.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 14 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 681 611 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:13.9684N 3:55.9372W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SN 680 610
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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