SP2598 : Dismantled railway south of Birch Coppice

taken 7 years ago, near to Wood End, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Dismantled railway south of Birch Coppice
Dismantled railway south of Birch Coppice
This stretch is heading for SP2599 and SP2499 on a decaying embankment. The old trackbed is not a public footpath but is perfectly walkable, though riddled with burrows and densely colonised by scrub. The line was a branch of the Midland Railway from Kingsbury to Baddesley Colliery at Baxterley (SP2798). It opened in 1878, may also have served the Birch Coppice mine, and may have been intended to replace or augment the tramway from Baddesley Colliery to the West Coast main line north of Atherstone. LinkExternal link
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SP2598, 9 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 20 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2543 9897 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.2766N 1:37.5647W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2551 9895
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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