SU3668 : Canal and railway

taken 10 years ago, near to Avington, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Canal and railway
Canal and railway
This is a winding hole on the canal, a place where boats longer than the width of the canal can be turned. It is pronounced "winding" as in the wind that blows, as unpowered boats would have used a favourable wind to assist their turn.
The railway, the Berks and Hants line, closely follows the canal from Pewsey to Reading. Here a Foster Yeoman stone train is passing, on a turn from the Mendip quarries to Acton. It is hauled by a class 59 locomotive, one of eight shared by ARC and Foster Yeoman who operate the quarries.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 2 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 5 June, 2009
Railway and canal   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 364 680 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.5914N 1:28.6217W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 364 680
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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