SJ8453 : Derelict rail line near Kidsgrove

taken 51 years ago, near to Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Derelict rail line near Kidsgrove
Derelict rail line near Kidsgrove, taken 51 years ago
When photographed in 1966, this section of line had recently become derelict following the opening of a diversionary route. The photographer is standing above the north portal of Harecastle South tunnel, and the south portal of Harecastle Middle tunnel can just be seen. The diversion arose as the three Victorian Harecastle rail tunnels had insufficient clearance for the electric overhead cables being installed as an early phase of the electrification of the West Coast Main Line and its subsidiary feeders.
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Date Taken
1966   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 26 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8401 5363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.7791N 2:14.4089W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8405 5352
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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