TQ4741 : View from Markbeech Tunnel towards Cowden

taken 3 years ago, near to Markbeech, Kent, Great Britain

View from Markbeech Tunnel towards Cowden
View from Markbeech Tunnel towards Cowden
The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway opened the railway between Hurst Green and Eridge on 2nd January 1888. Cowden station was opened on 1st October 1888. This is now on the Uckfield to Oxted line and is one of the few non-electrified railways in South East England.

This view is from above the southern portal of Markbeech Tunnel - see LinkExternal link Cowden station is just around the bend ahead - see LinkExternal link Much of the line south of Hever station was singled in 1990. The singling of the line was one of the major causes of the Cowden Rail Crash on 15th October 1994 when five people were killed in a head-on collision between two trains, 350 yards beyond Cowden station in this direction - see LinkExternal link
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TQ4741, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 20 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4747 4197 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.4791N 0:6.4471E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4745 4201
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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