Woking to Waterloo via Staines/Hounslow

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  1. mind the gap

    mind the gap Member

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    Hi,

    Traveling to Waterloo tomorrow via Staines/Hounslow due to engineering work rather than direct up the Portsmouth main into waterloo.

    I know it might not be he most exciting route but anyone know if there are any interesting sights to view out of the window?

    Mind the gap.
     
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    The bridge over the M25 between Chertsey and Virginia Water is impressive

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    Image from http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3725293

    And you actually pass over the M25 again between Egham and Staines!

    You'll also cross the River Thames twice, first between Egham and Staines and again between Chiswick and Barnes Bridge (or between St Margarets and Richmond if you go that way).
     
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    depends what classes as 'interesting'...

    in terms of railway infrastructure, not many traces left of the large marshalling yards at Feltham.

    Remains of the disused up direction flyover / line which allowed trains from Wimbledon to get on to the up Windsor line just east of Putney station (now single reversible track only on the down side)

    Former London County Council tram depot at Wandsworth visible - north / up side of tracks, east of Wandsworth Town station - later a London Transport bus garage, today used by the Original London Sightseeing Tour.
     
  4. mind the gap

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    Thankyou both for the replies

    Forgot to post that any point of interest would be appreciated.

    Transport related for me and anything which might keep my "small person" :) occupied gazing out of the window.
     
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  5. James Wake

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    There is also the bridge over the Thames at Staines that is quite nice, also to the left immediately after Feltham Station is Feltham Power Signal Box.
     
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