TR0918 : Lydd-on-Sea

near to Lydd-on-Sea, Kent, Great Britain

Lydd-on-Sea, Dungeness Road, Britannia Points Halt.
Britannia Points Halt railway station was a conditional stop on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway in Kent, England.
Although it was originally considered necessary to allow a conditional stop at this location, working experience showed that very little use was made of the facility. The conditional stop was withdrawn from the railway's timetables about 1930.
Britannia Points are the points controlling the balloon loop at Dungeness. From 1928 until the end of World War II they marked the point of divergence of the two running lines. From 1946 to the present day they have taken the form of spring-loaded points allowing the single track to return onto itself through the loop.
The name "Britannia" was derived from a nearby public house. Although the original pub has been demolished, a replacement (bearing the same name) was constructed near to Dungeness station, and is still trading.
Britannia Points now form a token section on Intensive Service Days, which enables three trains to be in the New Romney to Dungeness Section at any one time.
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Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 24 November, 2012
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Coastal  Railways 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 0909 1833 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.5912N 0:58.4339E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 09106 18278
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