SE6727 : Carr Lane, Long Drax

near to Drax, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Carr Lane, Long Drax
Carr Lane, Long Drax
Looking west along Carr Lane from the site of the level crossing on the disused Hull & Barnsley Railway. Services on the Hull & Barnsley Railway line west of South Howden only lasted from the 1880s until 1st January 1932 and the regular service between Hull and South Howden ended on 30th July 1955, although some excursion traffic continued until about 1958. A short stretch of the line was reopened at Drax in the '70s to transport coal from nearby mines to the power station. Carr Lane is a common name in these parts, the carrs traditionally meaning rough pasture on reclaimed marshland which was only suitable for grazing when the water level was low. The lane here was widened in the early 1970s to accommodate the huge loads being transported from a jetty on the River Ouse during the building of the power station. Built between 1974 and 1986, Drax was the last coal-fired plant to be built in Britain and is also the largest, producing around 7% of the country's electricity.
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2007
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Wednesday, 10 October, 2007   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 11 October, 2007
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 675 274 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.3277N 0:58.6152W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 675 274
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