TQ9770 : Former trackbed of The Sheppey Light Railway

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

Former trackbed of The Sheppey Light Railway
Former trackbed of The Sheppey Light Railway
Seen from a track to the west of it. It would have run to the right of the light-coloured crop. 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, brambles and trees (as here), sections built over, sections concreted over to form a permanent way or landscaped to form paths for pedestrians.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 October, 2012
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9758 7051 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.9523N 0:50.3385E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 9747 7054
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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