TQ9172 : Former trackbed of Sheppey Light Railway

taken 6 years ago, near to Queenborough, Kent, Great Britain

Former trackbed of Sheppey Light Railway
Former trackbed of Sheppey Light Railway
According to LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) The Sheppey Light Railway opened on 1 August 1901 and closed on 4 December 1950. The total length was 8 miles 52 chains. It ran from Queenborough (where there was a north-facing bay platform on the east side of the station) to Leysdown with intermediate stations at Sheerness East, East Minster-on-Sea (which was actually west of Minster), Minster-on-Sea (they're only given as Minster in the link), Brambledown Halt, Eastchurch and Harty Road Halt. Today, one can trace most of the route from the air and on the Ordnance Survey map (Explorer 149). On the ground, one can find sections overgrown with grass (as here), brambles and trees, sections built over, sections concreted over to form a permanent way or landscaped to form paths for pedestrians. This view is looking towards Brielle Way. A line of Southern Region concrete fence posts can be seen on the left.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 July, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9142 7243 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.1135N 0:45.0941E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9136 7237
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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