SO1212 : Old and older rail embankments

taken 11 years ago, near to Trefil, Blaenau Gwent, Great Britain

Old and older rail embankments
Old and older rail embankments
The raised ground on the left is the original embankment (late 19th century?)for the old rail line that ran from Cwar yr Hendre to Ebbw Vale Iron and Steelworks. The track on the right is a more modern (dismantled in the 1970's?) embankment. The original line followed the contour of the hill, whereas the later route took a more direct route using much larger embankments. This feature is not featured on the 1:50000 OS map but is on the 1:25000 OSmap.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 19 July, 2007
Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 129 123 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.1574N 3:15.8752W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 128 123
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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