TQ2151 : The view eastward from Betchworth Station

taken 10 years ago, near to Buckland, Surrey, Great Britain

The view eastward from Betchworth Station
The view eastward from Betchworth Station
Looking eastward from the level crossing by Betchworth Station, on Christmas Day, 2010. It isn't easy to capture the sense of a railway gradient in a photograph, but I think you can see that at this point the line is climbing quite steeply (by railway standards).

This is part of the Reading, Guildford and Reigate line, which runs for some miles at the foot of the North Downs scarp. The line was opened in 1849 by the South Eastern Railway, whose main business was to link London to the ports of the Kent coast. This line was an odd tentacle stretching westward through the territory of rival companies to reach the Great Western at Reading. Notice that there is no third rail - unlike most lines in this part of England, this one has never been electrified.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 December, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 27 December, 2010
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railway line   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 213 514 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.9436N 0:15.8032W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 210 513
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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