TQ1969 : Norbiton station

taken 9 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Thames, Great Britain

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Norbiton station
Norbiton station
The London & South Western Railway built its line to Southampton further south through Surbiton because of opposition by Kingston Corporation, worried about the effect on the coaching trade. This opposition continued even during the laying of the line from Twickenham via Teddington, although this line did reach a terminus in Kingston in 1863. In 1869 the line was extended through Norbiton to connect to the main line southwest of the present New Malden station. When Queen Victoria visited distinguished residents in the Coombe Hill area, the royal train stopped at Norbiton, as it was the only station in the area where the platform is at ground level.
This is the view along the up platform to the original Victorian station building.
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TQ1969, 144 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 January, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 30 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1943 6954 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.7387N 0:17.0459W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1946 6952
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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