TQ3472 : Trackbed of the old railway through Sydenham Hill Woods

taken 9 years ago, near to Dulwich, Southwark, Great Britain

Trackbed of the old railway through Sydenham Hill Woods
Trackbed of the old railway through Sydenham Hill Woods
The London, Chatham & Dover Railway opened the line from Nunhead to Crystal Palace High Level in 1865 to serve the Crystal Palace, which had been rebuilt on Sydenham Hill some ten years previously. Unfortunately the Crystal Palace was in decline as a visitor attraction by the end of the 19th century and this, coupled with the fact that the line passed through an area which was largely undeveloped well into the 20th century, meant that the line had very low passenger usage. It finally closed in 1954. There were two tunnels on the line. This is looking away from the north portal of Crescent Wood Tunnel which is the northern one of the two. The line continued on to Lordship Lane and Honor Oak stations. Here it passes through Sydenham Hill Woods, a remnant of the Great North Wood, which is managed by the London Wildlife Trust.
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TQ3472, 128 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 21 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 6 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3437 7247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.1181N 0:4.0974W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3434 7240
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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