TQ9472 : Southern Region fence post

near to Halfway Houses, Kent, Great Britain

Southern Region fence post
Southern Region fence post
Beside the former trackbed of The Sheppey Light Railway. According to LinkExternal link the 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, brambles and trees, sections built over, sections concreted over to form a permanent way or landscaped to form paths for pedestrians. There was another post nearby.
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Wednesday, 22 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 26 August, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9413 7299 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.3600N 0:47.4480E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9413 7298
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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