TQ6973 : A Javelin on its way to Gravesend

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

A Javelin on its way to Gravesend
A Javelin on its way to Gravesend
The line from Gravesend to Strood opened in 1845 and still has a regular service, including Javelins on their way to and from St Pancras International as seen here. 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 is just ahead but hidden by the train. 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 extreme left of the photograph 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. A photograph of Hoo Junction can be seen at LinkExternal link

The view is from the foot crossing which continues from Queen's Farm Road across the line to Shorne Marshes.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Marathon and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ6973, 27 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 13 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Train (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6958 7363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.1773N 0:26.3022E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6946 7366
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 9 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register