TQ0680 : Looking across the fast lines at West Drayton station

taken 1 year ago, near to Yiewsley, Hillingdon, Great Britain

Looking across the fast lines at West Drayton station
Looking across the fast lines at West Drayton station
The Great Western Railway (GWR) opened its broad-gauge tracks between Paddington and Taplow on 4th June 1838, West Drayton station opening on the same day, although located slightly to the west of the present station. It was relocated to its current position from 9th August 1884 when a branch to Staines was opened. The last broad-gauge services were operated in 1892. From 1895 the station was named West Drayton and Yiewsley, but it returned to the original name West Drayton on 6th May 1974.

This view is from the down slow platform looking across the two fast lines. The buildings on the far side are no longer used.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0610 8007 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.5765N 0:28.3522W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0611 8009
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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