SJ9720 : Tackeroo Railway - from Brocton Road to the cutting

taken 6 years ago, near to Milford, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Tackeroo Railway - from Brocton Road to the cutting
Tackeroo Railway - from Brocton Road to the cutting
A standard gauge military railway was completed in 1915 by the West Cannock Colliery Company to service the large Brocton and Rugeley training camps established on Cannock Chase at the outbreak of the Great War. There were connections to the Rugeley to Stafford line at Milford & Brocton Station and the Walsall to Rugeley line at Hednesford.

Large numbers of British and Commonwealth servicemen trained on the open heathland of Cannock Chase with upwards of 250000 passing through the camps during the war.



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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 November, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 19 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Railways  Woodland, Forest  Moorland 
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Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 973 206 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.9999N 2:2.4349W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 973 206
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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Cannock Chase 

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