SE3030 : Middleton Railway south from John Charles Approach

taken 6 months ago, near to Beeston, Leeds, Great Britain

Middleton Railway south from John Charles Approach
Middleton Railway south from John Charles Approach
The buildings to the right are the John Charles sports centre, built on the site of one of the collieries which the railway formerly served. It is now a preserved line, but only operates from Easter onwards.

To the left is the public bridleway with an unnecessary warning sign SE3030 : Beware of trains.
Middleton Railway, Leeds :: SE3031
The Middleton railway was established by an Act of Parliament in 1758. The Middleton Railway can claim to be the oldest railway in the world. The first successful, revenue earning, steam locomotives also entered service there in 1812. The railway remained in service until 1968 when Middleton Broom pit closed. The Middleton railway line never closed. It was taken over in 1960 to become the first standard gauge railway to be taken over by volunteers.

[text taken from the caption to PhillD's photos on this site],
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3046 3007 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.9656N 1:32.3635W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3046 3010
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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