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REALLY SideTracked - The Admiralty Line
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About The Admiralty Line
The Admiralty Line was a railway connection between Portsmouth Dockyard and the mainline. There were links at both Portsmouth & Southsea station and Portsmouth Harbour Station.
The first connection was built in 1846, between the Dockyard at Unicorn Gate and Portsmouth Town station (now called Portsmouth & Southsea station). The line crossed over Commercial Road in front of the station, passed through Victoria Park, and then under a tunnel beneath Alfred Road.
At its peak in 1952 the Dockyard had over 27 miles of railways, used for transporting goods, equipment, personnel and much else. The use of trains in the Dockyard declined in the 1970s and ceased entirely in 1978. The Admiralty Line fell out of use at the same time.
Little remains of the Admiralty Line today, but you can find two sets of gates in Edinburgh Road that were used to halt the traffic when trains were passing. Why not find them and post a picture of them in your log?
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Last Updated: on 1/10/2018 12:38:36 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (8:38 PM GMT)
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