SJ9815 : Tackeroo Railway - Approaching the German Cemetery (2)

taken 1 year ago, 3 km from Huntington, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Tackeroo Railway - Approaching the German Cemetery (2)
Tackeroo Railway - Approaching the German Cemetery (2)
The railway mirrors the line of the access track and can be seen as a raised formation with ditches on both sides. In a dry summer the line can be made with bilberry bushes.
Tackeroo Railway :: SJ9720
A standard gauge military railway was completed in 1915 by the West Cannock Colliery Company to service the large Brocton and Rugeley training camps established on Cannock Chase at the outbreak of the Great War. There were connections to the Rugeley to Stafford line at Milford & Brocton Station and the Walsall to Rugeley line at Hednesford.

Large numbers of British and Commonwealth servicemen trained on the open heathland of Cannock Chase with upwards of 250000 passing through the camps during the war.

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SJ9815, 80 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 23 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 26 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways  Heath, Scrub  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 983 157 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:44.3680N 2:1.5349W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 983 157
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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