SP4282 : Canal and railway, 1962

taken 62 years ago, near to Withybrook, Warwickshire, England

Canal and railway, 1962
Canal and railway, 1962
The Oxford Canal and West Coast (Trent Valley) main line run side by side for some distance here. The canal here opened in the 1820s and is a straightening of the original sinuous course of the 1770s. The railway opened in 1847. Electrification is in hand in 1962, but principal passenger trains were mainly diesel hauled with steam still in evidence. Here a crack 'Princess Coronation' class locomotive (a good deal more powerful than the diesels used when at speed) is relegated to a fast freight.

The viewpoint is very nearly under the M6 bridge of today, which had not yet been built here at the date of the photograph.

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Geographical Context: Railways Canals
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Bridge over the Oxford Canal [11] · Railway Line [5] · Near [4] · Train [3] · West Coast [3] ·
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Robin Webster   (more nearby)
Date Taken
26 April 1962   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 November, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4207 8233 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:26.2398N 1:22.9548W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 4208 8223
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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