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From DISMANTLED - a study of former railway spaces in the Somerset landscape 50 years after Beeching #dismantled #somerset #railways #railwayarchitecture #beechingcuts #beechingaxe
From DISMANTLED - a study of former railway spaces in the Somerset landscape 50 years after Beeching #dismantled #somerset #railways #railwayarchitecture #beechingcuts #beechingaxe
From DISMANTLED - a study of former railway spaces in the Somerset landscape 50 years after Beeching #dismantled #somerset #railways #beechingcuts #beechingaxe
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. - 
An HDR composite of two exposures. 18mm f/8 ISO100 at 100fps for the outside light, and 20" exposure for inside the tunnel. Photoshop CC. - -
#photoshopcc2018 #composite #layers #hdr #dualexposure #trickphotography #f8 #iso100 
#railways_of_our_world #disused #abandoned #dismantled #railwaytunnel #trackbed #railroad #walkingthepway #permanentway #pway #beeching #beechingaxe #drbeeching #ruralexploration #ruralphotography
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. - An HDR composite of two exposures. 18mm f/8 ISO100 at 100fps for the outside light, and 20" exposure for inside the tunnel. Photoshop CC. - - #photoshopcc2018  #composite  #layers  #hdr  #dualexposure  #trickphotography  #f8  #iso100  #railways_of_our_world  #disused  #abandoned  #dismantled  #railwaytunnel  #trackbed  #railroad  #walkingthepway  #permanentway  #pway  #beeching  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching  #ruralexploration  #ruralphotography 
The all-seeing eye is watching you. I was struck by just how much this replacement tunnel on a former railway track looked like Big Brother's menacing eye. 
Maybe it's just me and the rest of you see nothing more than a corrugated iron tunnel... let me know in the comments field. And hit subscribe for more pseudo human organ sightings in inanimate objects! - 
#bigbrother #allseeing #theeye #railway #tunnel #abandoned #trackbed #ruralexploration #ruralphotography #disused #entropy #rusting #leaves #fallen #fall #spooky #railwaytunnel #abandonedrailway #railroad #trains #beechingaxe #drbeeching #britishrailways #slinfold
The all-seeing eye is watching you. I was struck by just how much this replacement tunnel on a former railway track looked like Big Brother's menacing eye. Maybe it's just me and the rest of you see nothing more than a corrugated iron tunnel... let me know in the comments field. And hit subscribe for more pseudo human organ sightings in inanimate objects! - #bigbrother  #allseeing  #theeye  #railway  #tunnel  #abandoned  #trackbed  #ruralexploration  #ruralphotography  #disused  #entropy  #rusting  #leaves  #fallen  #fall  #spooky  #railwaytunnel  #abandonedrailway  #railroad  #trains  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching  #britishrailways  #slinfold 
Little Bealings Station on the Ipswich to Lowestoft line, closed to passengers in 1956 and is now Mallard Business Centre. It still retains a "country station" feel though. 
#littlebealings #closedstations #countryrailway #suffolk #ruralrailways #beechingaxe #oldstation #villagelife #suffolkvillages
Walking north up the disused trackbed, all of a sudden the public footpath takes a steep incline up the embankment. This can't be right. 
I continue along the original alignment and am presented with the ghostly, bricked up southern portal of Baynards Railway Tunnel. More than fifty years have passed since the final steam train passed through this incredibly tight and steep tunnel - since abandonment the northern end has been demolished, and half way up the tunnel a giant wooden plug had been built up against the in-fill. 
Some urban explorers have recently abseiled down a ventilation shaft into its pitch black abyss. Personally I was too scared even to get within 20 feet of it!!!
#abandonedplaces #disusedrailway #beechingaxe #baynards #railway #abandoned #disused #derelict #brickedup #decay #graffiti #entropy #tunnel #spooky #britishrailways
Walking north up the disused trackbed, all of a sudden the public footpath takes a steep incline up the embankment. This can't be right. I continue along the original alignment and am presented with the ghostly, bricked up southern portal of Baynards Railway Tunnel. More than fifty years have passed since the final steam train passed through this incredibly tight and steep tunnel - since abandonment the northern end has been demolished, and half way up the tunnel a giant wooden plug had been built up against the in-fill. Some urban explorers have recently abseiled down a ventilation shaft into its pitch black abyss. Personally I was too scared even to get within 20 feet of it!!! #abandonedplaces  #disusedrailway  #beechingaxe  #baynards  #railway  #abandoned  #disused  #derelict  #brickedup  #decay  #graffiti  #entropy  #tunnel  #spooky  #britishrailways 
Llanerchaeron parkrun... Just perfect, my third or fourth #beechingaxe parkrun.  Very nice and very clean loos.  Started on time.  It's a flat and pretty woodland course (I saw ramsons, wood anemone, primrose, celandine, wood sorrel, bluebells, wood spurge...). There's a cafe and a national trust house.  BBC and ye.no say "11 o'clock? Cloudy"... Wrong

#parkrun 
#llanerchaeronparkrun 
#llanerchaeron
#nationaltrust
Llanerchaeron parkrun... Just perfect, my third or fourth #beechingaxe  parkrun. Very nice and very clean loos. Started on time. It's a flat and pretty woodland course (I saw ramsons, wood anemone, primrose, celandine, wood sorrel, bluebells, wood spurge...). There's a cafe and a national trust house. BBC and ye.no say "11 o'clock? Cloudy"... Wrong #parkrun  #llanerchaeronparkrun  #llanerchaeron  #nationaltrust 
Yesterday's ramble took me along the former trackbed of the Three Bridges to East Grinstead line. The scene I present to you here is just to the West of Crawley Down station. 
This beautiful but rapidly decaying brick arch bridge has stood here for more than 150 years. 
Since then it has been necessary to find ways to strengthen the crumbling structure, and the iron girders and ties you see in these shots are the latest attempt. 
I noticed a gap in a fence, so just for you, took the decision to climb the 30ft embankment to get a closer look at the brickwork. The final shot is looking from the bridge itself, and shows where I was shooting from. . 
#beeching #closedrailways #trackbed #beechingaxe #abandoned #disusedstations #abandonedplaces #decay #disrepair #strengthening #formerrailway #disused #empty #entropy #urbex #exploring #ruralphotography
Yesterday's ramble took me along the former trackbed of the Three Bridges to East Grinstead line. The scene I present to you here is just to the West of Crawley Down station. This beautiful but rapidly decaying brick arch bridge has stood here for more than 150 years. Since then it has been necessary to find ways to strengthen the crumbling structure, and the iron girders and ties you see in these shots are the latest attempt. I noticed a gap in a fence, so just for you, took the decision to climb the 30ft embankment to get a closer look at the brickwork. The final shot is looking from the bridge itself, and shows where I was shooting from. . #beeching  #closedrailways  #trackbed  #beechingaxe  #abandoned  #disusedstations  #abandonedplaces  #decay  #disrepair  #strengthening  #formerrailway  #disused  #empty  #entropy  #urbex  #exploring  #ruralphotography 
A thick forest of trees has taken over the bed where once tracks lay, taking trains North from Christs Hospital's junction station to Guildford. Closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1966, the buildings have since been demolished cutting the six platforms down to just two.
Two resilient bases from platform shelters still remain proudly showing what once stood here.
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#beechingaxe #christshospital #drbeeching #backtonature #naturetakesover #forest #entropy #ruraldecay #abandonedstations #disusedrailways #derelict #demolished #platform #overgrown #railways #gritty #empty #disused #decay #abandoned #ruraldecay #disusedstations #ruralexploration
A thick forest of trees has taken over the bed where once tracks lay, taking trains North from Christs Hospital's junction station to Guildford. Closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1966, the buildings have since been demolished cutting the six platforms down to just two. Two resilient bases from platform shelters still remain proudly showing what once stood here. . #beechingaxe  #christshospital  #drbeeching  #backtonature  #naturetakesover  #forest  #entropy  #ruraldecay  #abandonedstations  #disusedrailways  #derelict  #demolished  #platform  #overgrown  #railways  #gritty  #empty  #disused  #decay  #abandoned  #ruraldecay  #disusedstations  #ruralexploration 
A gradient post stands in the remains of the demolished West Grinstead station. These posts indicate a change in steepness of the tracks and were used by train drivers to gauge braking/acceleration. I imagine this one has been placed here retrospectively rather than being a surviving relic.
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#bridleway #abandonedstation #trackbed #beechingaxe #westgrinstead #dogwalking #dog #walkies #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
A gradient post stands in the remains of the demolished West Grinstead station. These posts indicate a change in steepness of the tracks and were used by train drivers to gauge braking/acceleration. I imagine this one has been placed here retrospectively rather than being a surviving relic. . #bridleway  #abandonedstation  #trackbed  #beechingaxe  #westgrinstead  #dogwalking  #dog  #walkies  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled 
These bricks were once the foundations of the signal box that stood on the Down platform at West Grinstead Station until its demolition in 1966. Since then, nature has taken over and is completing its task of returning this engineering back to the soil.
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#ruraldecay #entropy #dismantled #abandoned #demolished #hiddenplaces #discoversussex #disused #abandonedrailway #disusedrailway #westgrinstead #steyningline #horshamline #beechingaxe #closedrailways #abandonedstations #disusedstations #decay #ruralexploration #countrywalk #downslink
These bricks were once the foundations of the signal box that stood on the Down platform at West Grinstead Station until its demolition in 1966. Since then, nature has taken over and is completing its task of returning this engineering back to the soil. . #ruraldecay  #entropy  #dismantled  #abandoned  #demolished  #hiddenplaces  #discoversussex  #disused  #abandonedrailway  #disusedrailway  #westgrinstead  #steyningline  #horshamline  #beechingaxe  #closedrailways  #abandonedstations  #disusedstations  #decay  #ruralexploration  #countrywalk  #downslink 
Nature has nearly completed its task of reclaiming this railway track - all around plants and trees are growing and thriving; and down at ground level the steel rails are rusting and decaying. Returning to nature.
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#backtonature #rust #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
Nature has nearly completed its task of reclaiming this railway track - all around plants and trees are growing and thriving; and down at ground level the steel rails are rusting and decaying. Returning to nature. . . #backtonature  #rust  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled 
Where once steam trains called en route to Brighton or London, now dog walkers frequent. Trees have managed to take over this barren landscape since the rails were lifted and the station demolished.
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#bridleway #abandonedstation #trackbed #beechingaxe #westgrinstead #dogwalking #dog #walkies #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
Where once steam trains called en route to Brighton or London, now dog walkers frequent. Trees have managed to take over this barren landscape since the rails were lifted and the station demolished. . . #bridleway  #abandonedstation  #trackbed  #beechingaxe  #westgrinstead  #dogwalking  #dog  #walkies  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled 
The brick remains of the Down platform shelter at West Grinstead station. Platform 1 is in surprisingly good order considering it was built 150 years ago and has been abandoned since 1966! The tree growing on the track bed is evidence enough for how long this station has laid decaying.
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#bridleway #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #westgrinstead #abandonedstations #disusedstations
The brick remains of the Down platform shelter at West Grinstead station. Platform 1 is in surprisingly good order considering it was built 150 years ago and has been abandoned since 1966! The tree growing on the track bed is evidence enough for how long this station has laid decaying. . . #bridleway  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #westgrinstead  #abandonedstations  #disusedstations 
A pall of smoke from a farmyard bonfire drifts gently across the landscape in this sunset scene.
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#bridleway #bonfire #smoke #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #farmyard #fields #farms #cycletrack #cyclepath #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
Becoming overtly obvious from the level of engineered earthworks here that this track was once a rural railway line carrying passengers between Horsham and Brighton.
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#bridleway #downslink #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
Follow the path less travelled or stay on the beaten track? Sometimes the hardest choices turn out to be the most important.
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#offthebeatentrack #thepathlesstravelled #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #thepathlesstraveled
This fence is so very old that the tree growing beside it is swallowing it up - for how many decades has the bark of this tree been surrounding the wooden beam of this decaying fence?
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#treegrowth #carnivorous #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #cannibalism
This fence is so very old that the tree growing beside it is swallowing it up - for how many decades has the bark of this tree been surrounding the wooden beam of this decaying fence? . . #treegrowth  #carnivorous  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #cannibalism 
An extreme close up of this decaying section of rail - laid in the 19th century, abandoned since 1966, decaying until it returns to the soil beneath it. Circle of life!
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#decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #circleoflife #ewigekreis #retunrtonature #rust
An extreme close up of this decaying section of rail - laid in the 19th century, abandoned since 1966, decaying until it returns to the soil beneath it. Circle of life! . . #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #circleoflife  #ewigekreis  #retunrtonature  #rust 
High voltage power lines criss cross in all directions and silhouettes of trees add to the contrast against this dramatic sunset cloudscape.
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#bridleway #cloudscape #pylons #highvoltage #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #cloudporn #cloudphotography #powerlines #electricity #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
Follow the steps down to the river - by following the path less travelled sometimes we can find excitement and intrigue. Or sometimes we just fall in the river.
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#bridleway #offthebeatenpath #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #offthebeatentrack #theroadlesstraveled #theroadlesstravelled #thepathlesstraveled #thepathlesstravelled
Follow the steps down to the river - by following the path less travelled sometimes we can find excitement and intrigue. Or sometimes we just fall in the river. . . #bridleway  #offthebeatenpath  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #offthebeatentrack  #theroadlesstraveled  #theroadlesstravelled  #thepathlesstraveled  #thepathlesstravelled 
Adding a perverse insult to injury, these fence posts erected along the side of the Downs Link are made out of the railway tracks that once ran down this engineered route.
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#bridleway #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #railtrack #tracks #railway
Adding a perverse insult to injury, these fence posts erected along the side of the Downs Link are made out of the railway tracks that once ran down this engineered route. . . #bridleway  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #railtrack  #tracks  #railway 
A British Railways MK I coach stands in the former goods yard of West Grinstead station in Sussex. It's going nowhere - probably ever. In the words of Elton John, "This Train Don't Stop Here Any More".
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#bridleway #signpost #fingerpost #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #britishrailways #britishrail #coach #railwaycoach #carriage #annieandclarabel #eltonjohn
A British Railways MK I coach stands in the former goods yard of West Grinstead station in Sussex. It's going nowhere - probably ever. In the words of Elton John, "This Train Don't Stop Here Any More". . . #bridleway  #signpost  #fingerpost  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #britishrailways  #britishrail  #coach  #railwaycoach  #carriage  #annieandclarabel  #eltonjohn 
I'm heading north on my rural exploration of the Downs Link, but I turn back briefly to snap one last shot of West Grinstead station as it stands in 2018 - 52 years since the last rail service called at this rural station.
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#bridleway #signpost #fingerpost #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #abandonedstation #derelict #abandonedrailway #dismantledrailway
I'm heading north on my rural exploration of the Downs Link, but I turn back briefly to snap one last shot of West Grinstead station as it stands in 2018 - 52 years since the last rail service called at this rural station. . . #bridleway  #signpost  #fingerpost  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #abandonedstation  #derelict  #abandonedrailway  #dismantledrailway 
Dare you step off the familiar path; discover the road less travelled? It's scary but it's more often than not worth it.
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#bridleway #signpost #fingerpost #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #pathlesstraveled #roadlesstraveled
This underbridge was a farm crossing underneath the Horsham - Shoreham railway line via Steyning. Closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1966, it has since been revived as the Downs Link Cycle/Foot/Bridle path linking the North and South Downs Ways. This bridge has fallen into disrepair, and suffered the abuse of graffiti artists and vandals ever since.
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#bridleway #signpost #fingerpost #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled #graffiti #graffito #urbanart #tagged #tagging #spraypaint #elbarto
This underbridge was a farm crossing underneath the Horsham - Shoreham railway line via Steyning. Closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1966, it has since been revived as the Downs Link Cycle/Foot/Bridle path linking the North and South Downs Ways. This bridge has fallen into disrepair, and suffered the abuse of graffiti artists and vandals ever since. . . #bridleway  #signpost  #fingerpost  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled  #graffiti  #graffito  #urbanart  #tagged  #tagging  #spraypaint  #elbarto 
This Public Bridleway sign has certainly seen better days. This design of wooden signs were erected in the early 1990s, so this example has borne the brunt of around 25 winters - and is showing the scars of every single one of them.
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#bridleway #signpost #fingerpost #decay #ruraldecay #entropy #lichen #moss #ruralphotography #publicfootpath #rightofway #righttoroam #cycletrack #cyclepath #rotting #decaying #scars #ruralexploration #walkingsussex #downslink #beechingaxe #abandonedrailway #dismantled
This Public Bridleway sign has certainly seen better days. This design of wooden signs were erected in the early 1990s, so this example has borne the brunt of around 25 winters - and is showing the scars of every single one of them. . #bridleway  #signpost  #fingerpost  #decay  #ruraldecay  #entropy  #lichen  #moss  #ruralphotography  #publicfootpath  #rightofway  #righttoroam  #cycletrack  #cyclepath  #rotting  #decaying  #scars  #ruralexploration  #walkingsussex  #downslink  #beechingaxe  #abandonedrailway  #dismantled 
Playing with long exposures again. 6" exposure, 35mm, f/22, ISO 100. The pub sign is advertising a public house that no longer stands. The Bridge House, as the name suggests, stood next to the railway bridge in Copsale that has also been demolished.
#downslink #cyclepath #bridleway #cyclebritain #disusedrailway #abandoned #disused #ruraldecay #ruralexploration #ruralexplorer #derelict #dismantled #abandonedrailway #entropy #dismantle #beechingaxe #drbeeching #copsale #steyningline
Playing with long exposures again. 6" exposure, 35mm, f/22, ISO 100. The pub sign is advertising a public house that no longer stands. The Bridge House, as the name suggests, stood next to the railway bridge in Copsale that has also been demolished. #downslink  #cyclepath  #bridleway  #cyclebritain  #disusedrailway  #abandoned  #disused  #ruraldecay  #ruralexploration  #ruralexplorer  #derelict  #dismantled  #abandonedrailway  #entropy  #dismantle  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching  #copsale  #steyningline 
The glowing sphere of the sun burns through the clouds of this winter skyscape. In the foreground, the retrofitted semaphore signal of West Grinstead station stands indicating Line Clear.
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#railwaysignal #greenlight #lineclear #rightaway #semaphore #semaphoresignal #bluesky #cloudyday #cloudscape #cloudporn #disusedrailway #abandoned #disused #ruraldecay #ruralexploration #ruralexplorer #platform #derelict #dismantled #abandonedrailway #entropy #dismantle #rotting #victorianbritain #beechingaxe #drbeeching #westgrinstead #steyningline
The glowing sphere of the sun burns through the clouds of this winter skyscape. In the foreground, the retrofitted semaphore signal of West Grinstead station stands indicating Line Clear. . . #railwaysignal  #greenlight  #lineclear  #rightaway  #semaphore  #semaphoresignal  #bluesky  #cloudyday  #cloudscape  #cloudporn  #disusedrailway  #abandoned  #disused  #ruraldecay  #ruralexploration  #ruralexplorer  #platform  #derelict  #dismantled  #abandonedrailway  #entropy  #dismantle  #rotting  #victorianbritain  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching  #westgrinstead  #steyningline 
A British Railways MK I coach has been saved from scrap and placed in the former goods yard at the closed and dismantled West Grinstead station. It now works as a museum charting the history of this line and the station.
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#railwaycoach #carriage #disusedrailway #abandoned #disused #ruraldecay #ruralexploration #ruralexplorer #platform #derelict #dismantled #abandonedrailway #entropy #dismantle #rotting #victorianbritain #beechingaxe #drbeeching #westgrinstead #steyningline
A British Railways MK I coach has been saved from scrap and placed in the former goods yard at the closed and dismantled West Grinstead station. It now works as a museum charting the history of this line and the station. . . #railwaycoach  #carriage  #disusedrailway  #abandoned  #disused  #ruraldecay  #ruralexploration  #ruralexplorer  #platform  #derelict  #dismantled  #abandonedrailway  #entropy  #dismantle  #rotting  #victorianbritain  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching  #westgrinstead  #steyningline 
The tracks that time forgot. The dismantlers forgot them too. 
This is the brickworks siding that is hidden behind a small embankment; when the railway was dismantled in 1966, somehow this siding escaped its death sentence. It is rusting and decaying and returning to nature. Trees grow between the rotting timber sleepers. Moss and lichen cover all the metalwork. Entropy is gorgeous.
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 #disusedrailway #abandoned #disused #ruraldecay #ruralexploration #ruralexplorer #platform #derelict #dismantled #abandonedrailway #entropy #dismantle #rotting #victorianbritain #beechingaxe #drbeeching
The tracks that time forgot. The dismantlers forgot them too. This is the brickworks siding that is hidden behind a small embankment; when the railway was dismantled in 1966, somehow this siding escaped its death sentence. It is rusting and decaying and returning to nature. Trees grow between the rotting timber sleepers. Moss and lichen cover all the metalwork. Entropy is gorgeous. . . #disusedrailway  #abandoned  #disused  #ruraldecay  #ruralexploration  #ruralexplorer  #platform  #derelict  #dismantled  #abandonedrailway  #entropy  #dismantle  #rotting  #victorianbritain  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching 
No 65 from the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, an O1-class 0-6-0 built in 1896 sits light on Platform 2 at Sheffield Park this afternoon.
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#sheffieldpark #bluebellrailway #steamrailway #trainspotting #preservationrailway #steamtrain #steamengine #stephensonsrocket #jameswatt #industrialrevolution #britishrailways #onthetracks #pway #discoversussex #ruralphotography #abandoned #disused #decay #dismantled #closed #empty #derelict #disusedrailway #drbeeching #beechingaxe
No 65 from the South Eastern and Chatham Railway, an O1-class 0-6-0 built in 1896 sits light on Platform 2 at Sheffield Park this afternoon. . #sheffieldpark  #bluebellrailway  #steamrailway  #trainspotting  #preservationrailway  #steamtrain  #steamengine  #stephensonsrocket  #jameswatt  #industrialrevolution  #britishrailways  #onthetracks  #pway  #discoversussex  #ruralphotography  #abandoned  #disused  #decay  #dismantled  #closed  #empty  #derelict  #disusedrailway  #drbeeching  #beechingaxe 
Still train spotting! Southern Railway number 847 steams powerfully towards me this afternoon on its way towards Horstead Keynes on the magnificent Bluebell Railway.
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#trainspotting #preservationrailway #steamtrain #steamengine #stephensonsrocket #jameswatt #industrialrevolution #britishrailways #onthetracks #pway #discoversussex #ruralphotography #abandoned #disused #decay #dismantled #closed #empty #derelict #disusedrailway #drbeeching #beechingaxe
Still train spotting! Southern Railway number 847 steams powerfully towards me this afternoon on its way towards Horstead Keynes on the magnificent Bluebell Railway. . #trainspotting  #preservationrailway  #steamtrain  #steamengine  #stephensonsrocket  #jameswatt  #industrialrevolution  #britishrailways  #onthetracks  #pway  #discoversussex  #ruralphotography  #abandoned  #disused  #decay  #dismantled  #closed  #empty  #derelict  #disusedrailway  #drbeeching  #beechingaxe 
Standing in the Four Foot at the site of West Hoathly station, looking towards the tunnel mouth.  The station building stood on the right hand side and both platforms had shelters.
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#disusedstations #abandonedstation #demolished #razed #railwaytracks #fourfoot #trainapproaching #tunnel #railwaytunnel #tunnelmouth #platforms #eastsussex #steamrailway #britishrailway #beechingaxe #empty #ruins #decay #ruralexploration #ruralphotography #visitsussex #westhoathly #bluebellrailway @bluebell_railway #abandoned #derelict
Standing in the Four Foot at the site of West Hoathly station, looking towards the tunnel mouth. The station building stood on the right hand side and both platforms had shelters. . #disusedstations  #abandonedstation  #demolished  #razed  #railwaytracks  #fourfoot  #trainapproaching  #tunnel  #railwaytunnel  #tunnelmouth  #platforms  #eastsussex  #steamrailway  #britishrailway  #beechingaxe  #empty  #ruins  #decay  #ruralexploration  #ruralphotography  #visitsussex  #westhoathly  #bluebellrailway  @bluebell_railway #abandoned  #derelict 
Entropy on the track bed. This is the former Guildford to Horsham line has sat in this state since it was closed in 1965. This farm crossing in the embankment was afforded a beautifully engineered brick arched bridge that still stands today, only now overgrown and in disrepair.
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#trackbed #adandoned #disused #dismantled #britishrailways #overgrown #undergrowth #decay #ruraldecay #abandonedrailway #entropy #beechingaxe #drbeeching #ruralexploration #ruralphotography
Entropy on the track bed. This is the former Guildford to Horsham line has sat in this state since it was closed in 1965. This farm crossing in the embankment was afforded a beautifully engineered brick arched bridge that still stands today, only now overgrown and in disrepair. . #trackbed  #adandoned  #disused  #dismantled  #britishrailways  #overgrown  #undergrowth  #decay  #ruraldecay  #abandonedrailway  #entropy  #beechingaxe  #drbeeching  #ruralexploration  #ruralphotography 
The council housing estate that replaced the station in Rudgwick at least was given an appropriate, if not ironic, name.
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#rudgwickstation #beechingaxe #abandondedrailway
Don't expect any rail services from this station any time soon - it's been abandoned since 1965 ...
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#beechingaxe #abandondedrailway #rudgwick #disusedrailway #downslink
One hundred years ago this was a railway line to London; in 2018 it is an overgrown, unloved, decaying relic ...
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#stepbackwards #britishrailways #beechingaxe #disusedrailway #rudgwick #abandonedrailway #downslink
A long story behind this marvel of Victorian engineering - the Two Tiered bridge south of Rudgwick in West Sussex was originally a brick arch spanning the river, but inspectors were not happy with the gradient trains would be required to stop on at Rudwick Station, so ordered the embankments be raised to lessen it. Rather than demolish the original bridge, it was kept as a flying buttress and a cast iron girder bridge was built above it, resulting in this unique situation. The line closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1965. Extensively repaired in 2017, it now carries the Downs Link cycle path/bridle way.
#VictorianEngineering #BritishRailways #AbandonedRailways #BeechingAxe #brickwork #decaying #ruraldecay #ruralrailways #westsussex #rudgwick #ruralexploration
A long story behind this marvel of Victorian engineering - the Two Tiered bridge south of Rudgwick in West Sussex was originally a brick arch spanning the river, but inspectors were not happy with the gradient trains would be required to stop on at Rudwick Station, so ordered the embankments be raised to lessen it. Rather than demolish the original bridge, it was kept as a flying buttress and a cast iron girder bridge was built above it, resulting in this unique situation. The line closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1965. Extensively repaired in 2017, it now carries the Downs Link cycle path/bridle way. #VictorianEngineering  #BritishRailways  #AbandonedRailways  #BeechingAxe  #brickwork  #decaying  #ruraldecay  #ruralrailways  #westsussex  #rudgwick  #ruralexploration 
Closed since 1965, this is the road bridge over Rudgwick station in West Sussex. Fifty years of neglect and some local vandalism has left it in this overgrown state.
#ruraldecay #abandonedrailways #beechingaxe #rudgwickstation #downslink #britishrailways #dismantled #decaying #graffiti
Sign on the platform at the abandoned Riccarton Junction railway station in the Scottish Borders. It's literally in the middle of nowhere - a small village for railway workers grew up around the station, but it was abandoned when the station closed in 1969. This sign was erected by a group that attempted some restoration at the station a few years ago, but apparently they all fell out with each other and the project was abandoned, leading to the whole area returning to nature. It's a very isolated spot.
Sign on the platform at the abandoned Riccarton Junction railway station in the Scottish Borders. It's literally in the middle of nowhere - a small village for railway workers grew up around the station, but it was abandoned when the station closed in 1969. This sign was erected by a group that attempted some restoration at the station a few years ago, but apparently they all fell out with each other and the project was abandoned, leading to the whole area returning to nature. It's a very isolated spot.
#wycomerailway #highwycombe #1970s #beechingaxe  last day of the Bourne End to High Wycombe Railway
#ArleyRailwayStation on the #severnvalleyrailway this is the filming location for the TV Series #ohdoctorbeeching a comedy set in the 1960s when the Railway faces closure #BeechingAxe the locomotive was used now resides at the #GreatCentralRailway but in the #enginehouse in #Highley the nameplate that the locomotive wire during filming is on display #tothetrains #tothetrainstation #tothetrainstations #Arley#railway #railwaystation #trains #trainstation #SVR #ArleyStation
#ArleyRailwayStation  on the #severnvalleyrailway  this is the filming location for the TV Series #ohdoctorbeeching  a comedy set in the 1960s when the Railway faces closure #BeechingAxe  the locomotive was used now resides at the #GreatCentralRailway  but in the #enginehouse  in #Highley  the nameplate that the locomotive wire during filming is on display #tothetrains  #tothetrainstation  #tothetrainstations  #Arley #railway  #railwaystation  #trains  #trainstation  #SVR  #ArleyStation