TQ4741 : North from Cowden station

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

North from Cowden station
North from Cowden station
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. The next station in this direction is Hever and Markbeech Tunnel is just around the bend - see LinkExternal link

Much of the line south of Hever station was singled in 1990 and at the same time Cowden's up platform, seen here on the left, was taken out of use and all trains now use the former down platform. 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 the station in the other direction - see LinkExternal link The train that was not to blame had come from this direction.
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TQ4741, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4763 4172 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:9.3418N 0:6.5781E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4766 4169
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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