TQ0680 : West Drayton station

taken 7 months ago, near to Yiewsley, Hillingdon, Great Britain

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West Drayton station
West Drayton station
The Great Western Railway (GWR) opened its broad-gauge tracks between Paddington and Taplow on 4th June 1838, West Drayton station opening on the same day, although located slightly to the west of the present station. It was relocated to its current position from 9th August 1884 when a branch to Staines was opened. The last broad-gauge services were operated in 1892. From 1895 the station was named West Drayton and Yiewsley, but it returned to the original name West Drayton on 6th May 1974.

This view is from the down slow platform looking back in the direction of Hayes & Harlington which is the previous station. The two fast lines are out of sight to the right beyond the railings. The work going on to legngthen the platforms is in connection with Crossrail or The Elizabeth Line as it will be known when it is open. It rained all day and was as wet as it looks here.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0618 8009 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5863N 0:28.2827W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0612 8010
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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