NS8066 : Stepends Road and abandoned railway

taken 12 years ago, near to Plains, North Lanarkshire, Great Britain

Stepends Road and abandoned railway
Stepends Road and abandoned railway
Stepends Road runs south from the A89 Bathgate to Airdrie road near Plains, climbing out of the valley of North Calder Water along the slopes of Annies Hill and past the eponymous farm on the right. Immediately alongside the road, a strip of land now carrying an electricity line was originally a standard gauge railway siding that served ironstone and coal pits. The lower section of the line used a series of zigzag reversals to gain some height, but even so this section alongside the road would have taxed the motive power.
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NS8066, 20 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 14 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Uplands  Quarrying, Mining  Roads, Road transport  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8070 6681 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:52.7773N 3:54.5142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 8067 6688
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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