TQ2474 : Putney: Railway line and dismantled viaduct

taken 13 years ago, near to Putney, Wandsworth, Great Britain

Putney: Railway line and dismantled viaduct
Putney: Railway line and dismantled viaduct
This is the view of the Network Rail tracks looking towards Wandsworth Town and Clapham Junction stations from the Woodlands Way pedestrian footbridge. Originally the London & South Western Railway built a junction here to enable trains to run directly between Clapham Junction and East Putney stations. The line was opened in 1889. The now-dismantled viaduct in the centre of the photograph would have carried eastbound 'up' trains from East Putney round to join the main line at a junction near Putney Bridge Road. The Southern Railway (the successors to the L&SWR) terminated passenger services in 1941, and eventually the decking of the flyover was removed. However the former westbound line towards East Putney still exists, on the long brick viaduct to the right, and is used occasionally for various non-passenger operational train movements with two-way working on the single track.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 1 June, 2008
Category
Railway viaduct (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 246 749 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.5623N 0:12.4748W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 245 749
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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