SJ9925 : Approaching crossing at site of Hixon station, 1995

taken 22 years ago, near to Hixon, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Approaching crossing at site of Hixon station, 1995
Approaching crossing at site of Hixon station, 1995
View westward, the station (unstaffed Halt since 20/7/31, closed 6/1/47 when local services ceased) had been on the left: ex-North Stafford Stone (to right) - Colwich (to left) loop used by London Euston - Manchester through trains running via Stoke-on-Trent and electrified in 1965-66. There was an RAF Airfield close by and the line was frequently blocked by crashing aircraft during World War Two, but the site is famous for the extraordinary accident of 6/1/68 when an express crashed into a low-loader creeping across the level-crossing carrying a 120-ton electrical transformer.
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SJ9925, 24 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 August, 1995   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 992 258 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:49.7942N 2:0.7633W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 993 258
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Site of Former Railway Station  North Stafford Railway  Scene of Accident 

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