TQ9699 : Catenary tensioning weights at the end of the line

taken 8 years ago, near to Southminster, Essex, Great Britain

Catenary tensioning weights at the end of the line
Catenary tensioning weights at the end of the line
A view of the end of the line at Southminster railway station.

The term "catenary" is used for overhead lines which use at least 2 wires, with the contact wire being held in tension almost parallel to the track; this picture gives a clear view of the line tensioning weights on the post closest to the camera.

Southminster station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway in 1889. It is now the terminus of the Crouch Valley Line, trains go to Wickford and occasionally through to London Liverpool Street.
Crouch Valley Line
The Crouch Valley Line, originally know as the Southminster Branch, was built by the Great Eastern Railway and opened in 1889.

It runs between Wickford and Southminster, with occasional trains between Southminster and London Liverpool Street.

At one time there was a connecting line between Woodham Ferrers* and Maldon, but this was closed in the 1950's.

The line was electrified in 1986.

*Woodham Ferrers station was renamed South Woodham Ferrers in 2007.
Dengie Peninsula
The Dengie (pronounced with a soft G) Peninsula is an area of South Essex, bounded by the River Blackwater to the north, the River Crouch to the south and the North Sea to the east. The western Boundary of the old "Dengie Hundred" ran from (and included) North Fambridge to Woodham Walter: The nearby town of Maldon was not part of the Dengie Hundred as it was a borough in its own right. See LinkExternal link for a map of the Essex Hundreds.

The area has a relatively low population density, with large areas of farm and marsh land. The largest towns are Burnham on Crouch with a population of c. 7,500 and Southminster with a population of c. 3,800.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 November, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  City, Town centre  Railways 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 96224 99632 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:39.6722N 0:50.1432E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 96218 99648
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Overhead Catenary  Railway Station  Railway Terminus  Buffer Stop  Great Eastern Railway  Crouch Valley Line 

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