SU1685 : West along the Paddington to the west railway, Stratton, Swindon

taken 3 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

West along the Paddington to the west railway, Stratton, Swindon
West along the Paddington to the west railway, Stratton, Swindon
The line at the right of the various lines was once the point at which The Swindon & Highworth Light Railway left the main line to the small town of Highworth. It was never very successful and was in fact taken over by the Great Western Railway before it ever ran any trains of its own LinkExternal link The rails still exist into the former Rover Group plant (now BMW MINI body plant) as up until certainly the 1990s trains from Rover ran down the line to the Longbridge plant in Birmingham carrying car body panels. The lower part of the line is still in use by the nearby EMR scrap metal company to ship out processed scrap metal. The building just to the right of the line is on the site of a signal box. The viewpoint is the footbridge over the railway from Stratton Road to Gipsy Lane.
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SU1685, 61 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 16 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 163 858 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.2825N 1:45.9031W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 164 858
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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