(Closed 1916 Passengers. 1965 Freight)
Another London branch line that probably not many people know about. A very curious 1 1/4 mile branch line that curved round from South Acton in 180 degree arc. Passenger wise it was a complete flop even with an introduction of 3 intermediate stops (all within easy walking distance) However it had a daily freight working until Beeching's minions came across it and it closed in 65.
I've also included the last visible remaining part of the ludicrous LT district line South Acton branch. Well I was in the area......
Most people would say what's the point of photographing a line that has disappeared beyond all trace? I would turn around and say "Ah but it hasn't. You can see the new houses between the old where the line ran. The long path half way round where a track so obviously laid. Cast yourself back 80 years and imagine."
I've joined a dating site.............
All photos were taken on a very wet Sunday morning 6 Nov 05.
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|Hammersmith & Chiswick Station|
|The housing estate was
built I believe in the mid 90s.
You can see the bridge where the line went under the District & Piccadilly lines
|LT bridge towards Bath Road|
|Looking towards Bath road with the far left and middle arches.|
Hammersmith & Chiswick Station.
A Line did run through here. Honest. I'm not making it up!
|I'm convinced these
signs under the bridge are something to do with the railway. If
anyone knows please put me out of my misery.
Richard J. at U.K Transport London has very kindly provided the following info on the above signs.
The signs say D 76
B and D 76 E. Basically they are District Line signs (or perhaps
District Railway if pre-1933). The D stands for District. The
collection of bridges which take the present-day Piccadilly and
District lines over the path of the old Hammersmith & Chiswick
branch are numbered D76, and the B and E are suffixes denote
Cheers for that Richard.
|Bath Road Halt|
|Once again, when you know what you're looking for it's quite easy. Another brand new set of houses where once stood Bath Road Halt. The railway went straight over the road.|
|The top photos are looking towards Woodstock Road. The bottom towards Hammersmith & Chiswick.|