SK4927 : Bridge under the railway

taken 9 years ago, near to Kingston on Soar, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Bridge under the railway
Bridge under the railway
This little bridge appears to be a typical agricultural accommodation bridge under the Midland main line near Kingston-on-Soar. It is however much more interesting. Through it in fact ran another railway. This was the private line, locally known as "Lord Belper's Railway", running from the Gypsum mine at New Kingston to sidings at Kegworth Station. This line was in operation until closure in 1971 (the track being removed within 6 months), doubtless due to rationalisation of freight on the main line meaning that it was not longer economic to send products out by rail. Old map of route of railway... LinkExternal link
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SK4927, 75 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 March, 2008
Category
Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4971 2791 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.7845N 1:15.8013W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 4968 2791
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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