SE7701 : The track of the former Axholme Joint Railway

taken 10 days ago, near to Low Burnham, North Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The track of the former Axholme Joint Railway
The track of the former Axholme Joint Railway
The Axholme Joint Railway opened from August 1903 but the part to Haxey was not opened until 2nd January 1905. The main purpose of the line was the movement of freight. It was closed to passengers on 15th July 1933 and closed completely between Haxey Junction and Epworth on 1st February 1956. Much of the line in Haxey and to the north has been converted into a linear nature reserve which is largely in a wooded cutting until it reaches Cliff Hill where it is on an embankment. This is when the embankment is reached just before the old line crosses the trackway of Rocket Lane. The view under the bridge at Rocket Lane is at Link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Paths  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 7709 0138 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.2084N 0:50.3526W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 7709 0134
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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