ST4960 : The line turned green again

taken 1 year ago, near to Blagdon, North Somerset, Great Britain

The line turned green again
The line turned green again
This leafy track was once the old single line railway to Blagdon. It was part of the old Wrington Vale Light Railway, which opened in 1901 with the primary purpose of carrying traffic and materials for the construction of Blagdon reservoir. It also carried some passenger and goods traffic but was not a successful operation. Passengers were excluded in 1931; the branch ceased totally in 1963.

The line was part of the Cheddar 'Strawberry Line' and joined the main lines at Congresbury. Today, with the tracks dug up, it lies quiet but may yet become part of a cycleway.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Neil Owen 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
ST4960, 6 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 4984 6005 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.2389N 2:43.2865W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 4987 6004
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Former Railway Track 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): geograph 
This page has been viewed about 8 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