The Remains of Britain's Steam Age Railway

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Alton Station on the North Staffordshire line between Cheddleton and Burton-on-Trent 20/06/2014
Alton Station is a very well preserved site, only the down side buildings are missing, the line is a public bridle way from here to Oakamoor and south to Denstone 20/06/2014
Alton Station. My trusty bike rests against the ramp. 20/06/2014
Alton Station 20/06/2014
Alton Station 20/06/2014
Alton Station 20/06/2014

Overbridge on the approach to Oakamoor Station 20/06/2014

Oakamoor Station looking towards Alton 20/06/2014

Eastern portal of Oakamoor Tunnel 20/06/2014
Crossing keepers cottage at Oakamoor, the Tunnel can just be glimpsed through the undergrowth. Since this shot was taken the undergrowth has been cleared, although to what purpose I don't know. 20/06/2014

River crossing near Alton 20/06/2014
Denstone Station looking East, the bridle way ends here at the site of the level crossing. 20/06/2014

After cycling to Oakamoor and then to Denstone this is a final view of Alton Station from the road. 20/06/2014
While travelling south to my main destination at Wellingborough, I stopped off to cycle a short stretch of the Great Central into Leicester. Here is the sad site of the Bowstring Bridge over the River Soar, that was demolished the other year to make way for the expanding university 20/06/2014
Looking south from the above picture, the approach arches are quite intact 20/06/2014

The view on the trackbed of the above shot looking north. 20/06/2014
Great Central Viaduct over the River Soar near Ayleston 20/06/2014

Great Central Viaduct near Ayleston 20/06/2014
An alternative design for a river crossing at Aylestone 20/06/2014
Detail of the underneath of the Great Central bridge near Aylestone 20/06/2014

Brampton Halt pub at Brampton Station on the Northampton and Lamport Railway, I am not sure how much the pub was to do with the railway, possibly it has always been an Inn, or it could have been the Stationmaster's house. 20/06/2014

Looking north at Pitsford and Brampton Station on the London and North Western Northampton-Market Harborough line.20/06/2014
Pitsford Sidings Signal Box, ex Wolverton Works. The Northampton and Lamport railway are well supplied with Signal Boxes, I counted at least five, with three being at Brampton Station. 20/06/2014

Pitsford Sidings Signal Box. LNWR Box originally from Wolverton Works, is very well presented. 20/06/2014
Boughton No 2 Signal Box on the Northampton and Lamport Railway originally from Betley Road near Crewe. 20/06/2014

Long forgotten footbridge near Spratton looking towards Market Harborough 20/06/2014

Substantial river crossing near Segebrook looking towards Market Harborough. 20/06/2014
Spratton Signal Box at Brampton Station, ever so slightly confusing. 20/06/2014

Looking south at Pitsford and Brampton Station, the railway quite happily shares the formation from here to near Boughton with a Bridle way. 20/06/2014

Ex Harringworth Signal Box at Pitsford and Brampton Station. 20/06/2014

Pitsford and Brampton Signal Box ex Little Bowden. 20/06/2014
The next day I cycled the LNWR Wellinborough-Peterbrough route as far as Thrapston. This bridge near Addington is one of several substantial structures over the River Nene. 21/06/2014

Looking towards Thrapston at Denford 21/06/2014

On the approach to Thrapston, this is the Midland Railway Viaduct over the River Nene, the LNWR branch bisects the Midland just off picture to the left. 21/06/2014
Denford crossing of the River Nene, south of Thrapston. 21/06/2014

Near Irthlingborough this looks like a temporary bridge that has been erected since the line closed, that has now become permanent, it is on the site of the original railway bridge. 21/06/2014

Just north of the previous shot, this is the A6
Overbridge. 21/06/2014

While in the area I paid a visit to Rushden Station, which was on the short Midland Railway branch from Wellingborough to Higham Ferrers. 21/06/2014
Rushden Signal Box. The site is now a museum with a short stretch of running line, and is well worth a visit. 21/06/2014

Rushden Station looking towards Wellingborough. 21/06/2014
Looking up the steeply graded Higham Ferrers branch towards Rushden. 21/06/2014
Looking down the Higham Ferrers Branch
Rushden Goods Shed, under threat of demolition. 21/06/2014
Looking East towards Rushden Station.
Higham Ferrers Branch Underbridge, near the junction with the main line. 21/06/2014
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