SK7634 : Derelict railway track

taken 10 years ago, near to Plungar, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Derelict railway track
Derelict railway track
Formerly the trackbed of standard-gauge GN&LNWJt Northampton-Melton-Bottesford-Newark line. The Eastwell line came down the escarpment on a rope-worked incline and joined the GN&LNWJt at SK759293. This particular view it is used as a footpath; but there are numerous sections where all signs of the railway have been erased. The Eastwell quarry closed in 1958 and rail traffic ceased with it.
Harby Hills: site of former ironstone railway incline. The ironstone was then tipped into mainline wagons and taken to Stanton and other ironworks.
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SK7634, 65 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 10 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 February, 2008
Category
Railway (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 764 341 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.9354N 0:51.9412W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 765 343
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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