SJ7919 : Railway bridge over a country lane

near to Outwoods, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Railway bridge over a country lane
Railway bridge over a country lane
The bridge carried the former Stafford to Newport branch of the London & North Western Railway, which opened in 1849, and closed (like so many others) in the mid 1960s. The line was planned by the Shrewsbury & Stafford Railway, built in 1849 by the Shropshire Union Railways & Canal Company, but was leased prior to that to the LNWR Society. As a result, upon the unification of the railways, it fell under the management of the London, Midland and Scottish, who operated it until the Beeching cuts in 1964.
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2012
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7923 1913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.1616N 2:18.5570W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 79254 19122
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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