SJ9916 : Tackeroo Railway near the White House

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Huntington, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Tackeroo Railway near the White House
Tackeroo Railway near the White House
The line of the railway is unclear at this point. A branch was taken off the main route emerging from the Brindley Valley heading into the Rugeley Camp. The orientation of this concrete slab cleared for a footpath may be a crossing or building.
Tackeroo Railway :: SJ9720

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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SJ9916, 42 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 5 October, 2016   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 5 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Railways  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 993 160 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.5084N 2:0.6907W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 993 160
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