Trivia: Disused Railway Infrastructure that is still visible today

Jorge Da Silva

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How much disused railway infrastructure (depots, sidings, platforms, anything rail infrastructure) is still visible? Provide the locations, when it was last used (if possible) and why it closed (if possible).
 
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SteveM70

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The original Tay Bridge

alongside the current bridge

First used 1878

Last used 28/12/1879

Reason for closure - collapsed into the river
 

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and hundreds of others
 

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Probably easier to list all the old infrastructure that has been obliterated :lol:

A couple of the ones I always notice when out and about:

Lowgill Viaduct is still obvious from the WCML just south of Tebay (to the east). It's the old branch towards Ingleton, which Wikipedia tells me closed in 1954, but lingered in situ until 1967. Link (may have to spin it around!) - https://goo.gl/maps/qebDMekZrSedEJ8L6

Queen's Curve, that formerly linked the still in use Beattock and Cobbinshaw branches of the WCML, is still clearly visible just south if the current junction at Carstairs. This one I believe closed a bit earlier than most at the turn of the 20th Century. Link, sadly not as clear from the air - https://goo.gl/maps/zdcFzGFoQywEePdS8
 

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Always have wondered how much disused rails are worth as metal scrap; there's still lots of abandoned track around the network that's never been lifted (with trees and shrubbery growing through the sleepers) for example on the Manchester Victoria -> Leeds line, near Todmorden.
 

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Here's some stuff:

- Old platforms at Kingham which were used by the Banbury & Cheltenham Direct Railway
- Bay platforms at Worcester Shrub Hill.
- Pilning Platform 2.
- Disused trackbed (for a railway co. I can't remember) which joined the line through Oxford at what is now the Up Carriage Sidings.

-Peter :D
 

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I always enjoy seeing the remains of closed station buildings that are around on the network. Local examples are Flax Bourton upside,Keinton Mandeville downside and Hele & Bradninch downside.
 

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The section from Grimsby to Cleethorpes used to be double track particularly between the passing loop and Cleethorpes it is quite obvious it used to be bigger with the yards between Docks and Cleethorpes still be visible with the wide sections of empty track bed, a second platform at New Clee and the extra wide footbridge near Tesco from the former marshalling yard which closed in the 1980’s. Line was singled in 1993. Cleethorpes used to have 6 platforms, all 3 disused platforms still remains.
 
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There’s still quite a bit where the old Leeds Central station was - The disused viaduct at Whitehall Junction that has a structure for an old semaphore signal, not to mention the old tower.

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Lots of redundant electrification masts from when the Woodhead Route existed. Most of the railway used to be four-track so there are vast swathes of unused gantries, including going round to Guide Bridge Yard and (at least a small way) to Stalybridge.

Just past Guide Bridge going towards Flowery Field, there’s also a redundant semaphore signal pole, with three or four of them still there (the white board has been removed, but there’s still the black light housing there that would have moved).

There’s also clear remnants of where Hadfield used to be two platforms, and where Dinting used to be four.
 

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The Rodwell Trail on the old Weymouth to Portland line retains some platforms, Sturminster newton and the bits of the S&D that are now used as a walking/cycle path retain their infrastructure and Seaton Junction retains at least one platform if I remember correctly.
 

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Lots of redundant electrification masts from when the Woodhead Route existed. Most of the railway used to be four-track so there are vast swathes of unused gantries, including going round to Guide Bridge Yard and (at least a small way) to Stalybridge.

Just past Guide Bridge going towards Flowery Field, there’s also a redundant semaphore signal pole, with three or four of them still there (the white board has been removed, but there’s still the black light housing there that would have moved).

There’s also clear remnants of where Hadfield used to be two platforms, and where Dinting used to be four.
The old Woodhead Railway Station platforms are still in place on either side of the now footpath. They are in good condition and you can walk on them. Woodhead Tunnels would be another example.

One of the most impressive; Big Water of Fleet Viaduct.

This could be a long thread though...
 

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Local to me is Windhill (Shipley GNR) building and parts of the associated railway, not to mention significant remains of the Queensbury Triangle lines (Cullingworht and Harecroft viaducts...) and there's a random bit of viaduct at Norwood near Halifax on an obscure route.
As others have said, there's loads!
 
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A couple of more impressive bits. Glenluce Viaduct, on the Port Road between Dumfries and Stranraer:


Cefn Coed viaduct in Merthyr Tydfil:


It's hard to believe these magnificent structures have been standing for over fifty years without a single train passing over them.
 

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While much of the trackbed became a popular walk, the GNR station at Highgate, upgraded to become part of the Northern Line, lies abandoned and pretty intact. After WWII the plans to incorporate this into the Underground were abandoned
 

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