TQ6973 : Looking towards Hoo Junction

taken 1 year ago, near to Lower Higham, Kent, Great Britain

Looking towards Hoo Junction
Looking towards Hoo Junction
The line from Gravesend to Strood, which passes to the left here, opened in 1845 and still has a regular service, including Javelins on their way to and from St Pancras International. Passenger trains also ran on the line which branches off to the left here between 1882 to 1961. The single line branch is still in use by regular container trains to and from Thamesport on the Isle of Grain, as well as Grain and Brett's Aggregates near Cliffe.

Hoo Junction, where the two lines diverge can be just ahead. The yard marshals wagon traffic on the main line and from the branch. The majority of traffic consists of aggregate wagons, also with steel strip carriers, infrastructure units and ballast trains. On the left of the line ahead is Hoo Junction Staff Halt which opened in 1956. The halt no longer has any scheduled services and seems to have gone out of use from some date between 1998 and 2002. For a close up of Hoo Junction see LinkExternal link

The view is from the foot crossing which continues from Queen's Farm Road across the line to Shorne Marshes.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 13 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6965 7363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.1760N 0:26.3625E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6946 7366
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Railway Freight Yard  Railway Foot Crossing 

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