TQ1980 : Acton diveunder and mineral goods train

taken 6 years ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

Acton diveunder and mineral goods train
Acton diveunder and mineral goods train
Far left lines are the main line from Paddington to the west. the new construction in the middle is the diveunder for Crossrail to pass underneath goods trains going into the Acton minerals depot. On the right is a line used for shunting - it terminates just beyond the end of the diveunder construction, where a Central Line tube train to Ealing Broadway can be seen. The wagons on this line have delivered stone, gravel or sand to the depot.
Acton Crossrail diveunder

A substantial number of freight trains, mainly with cement and aggregate, have to go from the London-bound goods lines into Acton Yard. This takes them across the line which will be used by eight crossrail trains per hour. To avoid disrupting Crossrail, its London-bound line is being put into a single-track tunnel under the freight lines. Westbound Crossrail will use one of the relief lines, eastbound will go through the diveunder.

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Date Taken
Friday, 31 July, 2015   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 August, 2015
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1900 8095 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.8970N 0:17.1865W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1926 8099
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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