1987

SK5336 : Railway Station, Beeston

taken 37 years ago, near to Beeston, Nottinghamshire, England

This is 1 of 3 images, with title starting with Railway in this square
Railway Station, Beeston
Railway Station, Beeston
A pair of speeding Class 20s pass within inches of a group of permanent way workers. It will soon pass under the Station Road/Meadow Road fly-over, which replaced a level crossing. The leading locomotive is 20085. It still retains its headcode discs. I don't know what three discs denote, but all four displayed signify a Royal train.
The overbridge is for the convenience of anyone wishing to get from Technology Drive to Dovecote Lane and vice versa. The first building to the right is the Victoria Hotel.
The station was built in 1839 for the Midland Counties Railway, which shortly joined the North Midland Railway and the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway to form the Midland Railway.

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Category: Railway station
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SK5336, 707 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Dave Hitchborne   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 14 August, 1987   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 21 November, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 533 361 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:55.1809N 1:12.5231W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 533 361
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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