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REALLY SideTracked - Coalpit Heath

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Hidden : 11/19/2013
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

Located very near the site of the former Coalpit Heath station.



South Wales Main Line was re-routed following the opening of the Severn Tunnel in 1886.

The new route was established in 1903 with the building of what is often known as the Badminton Line.

This involved the construction of about 33 miles of new track, part of which skirted Ram Hill and Coalpit Heath. The Great Western Railway purchased the land at the Ram Hill Colliery site in 1898 and a deep railway cutting was created immediately north of the former mine.

To the west the Coalpit Heath Railway Station was opened and goods yard sidings established.

The station fell victim to Dr Beeching's cuts and was closed in the 1960s.

Note the two original gate posts which bear the founders mark "T. James Vulcan foundary Cardiff 1902

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A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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