TQ2289 : Southbound Slow Line at Silkstream Junction

taken 4 years ago, near to Hendon, Barnet, Great Britain

Southbound Slow Line at Silkstream Junction
Southbound Slow Line at Silkstream Junction
Hidden amongst the foliage a southbound train looks to be running on a single track railway. But Silkstream Junction is where a six track mainline shrinks down to four tracks and the southbound slow line is separated from the northbound slow line to allow the freight tracks to join via a flyover which crosses the fast tracks.

This is First Capital Connect's Thameslink Class 319, 319370, on a St. Albans to Sutton via Wimbledon service. The trees are just starting to take on autumn colours. I doubt that the passengers are really aware of the adjacent M1 motorway as they pass through this shortly lived sylvan setting - next stop Hendon, which will bring them back to reality ;-)
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TQ2289, 217 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2217 8922 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.3159N 0:14.2747W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2214 8917
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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