SU5143 : Micheldever oil storage depot

taken 14 years ago, 4 km WNW of Woodmancott, Hampshire, England

Micheldever oil storage depot
Micheldever oil storage depot
A footpath runs along the top of the west side of the cutting. It cannot be seen from here, but one step closer and the drop onto the tracks is sheer. The railway was built in 1840 and comes out of two short tunnels at Micheldever into a huge former chalkpit. More recently, during the second world war, an oil storage depot was built here with railway siding connections. Although it is not as extensive as it once was, the facility still exists, and is sometimes used to store surplus railway carriages.

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Category: Railway sidings
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Micheldever Tunnel [5] · Railway Cutting [4] · Railway was Built in 1840 and Comes [2] ·
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Date Taken
Sunday, 21 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Sunday, 28 March, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 518 434 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.2814N 1:15.5769W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 517 435
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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