SP7021 : Disused railway looking south

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Edgcott, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Disused railway looking south
Disused railway looking south
This disused single track railway line was once a branch of the Great Central Railway, which when it opened in 1899 was the last main line twin track railway to be built, see SP7021 : Dismantled railway looking north 1.

This view looking south-east of a single line of track beyond some partially dismantled track is all that remains of the alternative route to London via High Wycombe. The former junction with the main railway line is behind the camera. Here is a photo from 1905 showing the diverging lines, with the same bridge that is in this photo, on the right, LinkExternal link.

The single track goes as far as a fertiliser depot near Woodham about 3.5km to the south which was served by a weekly freight train until the mid 90s.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 July, 2007
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 709 218 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:53.4524N 0:58.1999W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 709 219
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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