SJ9001 : Oxley viaducts

taken 27 years ago, near to Oxley, Wolverhampton, Great Britain

Oxley viaducts
Oxley viaducts
The railway viaducts over the Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal at Oxley, near Wolverhampton. The viaduct nearest the camera carried the GWR branch to Kingswinford, which was originally intended to go to Bridgnorth until the GWR changed its mind half way through construction. Then building of the line was delayed by the First World War, and by the time the line eventually opened in 1925, anyone who might have travelled by train had got fed up of waiting and got the bus instead. The passenger service lasted seven years, while the line remained open for freight until 1965.
The next viaduct carries the main line from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury, which was formerly the Great Western line.
In the background are various pipe bridges carrying ... well, stuff to Coven Heath sewerage farm which feeds treated water to the canal.
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Date Taken
1992   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways  Waste, Waste management  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9025 0141 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:36.6227N 2:8.7252W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9024 0137
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Disused Viaduct  Railway  Canal  Blue Brick 

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