SJ4810 : An Aberystwyth bound train passes the site of Meole Brace station

taken 3 years ago, near to Meole Brace, Shropshire, Great Britain

An Aberystwyth bound train passes the site of Meole Brace station
An Aberystwyth bound train passes the site of Meole Brace station
The main line here was opened as the Shrewsbury and Welshpool Railway in 1862. It was operated by the London & North Western Railway from the outset and then jointly with the Great Western Railway.

Meole Brace station served the erstwhile Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway which ran parallel to the Shrewsbury & Welshpool (to the left of this view - under a separate span of the bridge) for about 2 miles. The latter had a very chequered life, being non-operational for much of the time, but came into its own as a military railway during WWII, serving ammunition storage depots in the Kinnerley area. It was finally closed in 1960. The station here, an all wooden structure, probably of single carriage length, was located to the left (out of shot in this view) mostly under the Stanley Lane overbridge.

The Shrewsbury and Welshpool line now forms part of the Cambrian main line from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth/Pwllheli. In this view, 'Cambrian' unit No. 158830 is operating the 11:30 service from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth. See also SJ4810 : Near the site of Meole Brace Station
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 July, 2016   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 26 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4830 1071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.4956N 2:45.9812W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 48399 10812
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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