TL1020 : Luton: Former Great Northern Railway Luton & Dunstable branch

taken 10 years ago, near to Luton, Great Britain

Luton: Former Great Northern Railway Luton & Dunstable branch
Luton: Former Great Northern Railway Luton & Dunstable branch
This is the point at which the former Great Northern Railway's Luton & Dunstable branch crossed the former Gallows Road, now the A505 Kimpton Road. Having been opened around 1860 the line was finally closed to passenger traffic in 1965. Since this photograph was taken the old railway embankment has been demolished and a ramp built for the Luton Dunstable Busway's spur to Luton Airport. This is on the northern side of the road. The old railway bridge abutment on the southern side was still extant in 2011, and the route of the railway on the south side of the road does not appear to figure in current plans for the busway. See TL1020 : Luton: Former Gallows Road railway bridge.

The road is shown as Gallows Road on large scale Ordnance Survey mapping up to 1901, but by 1924 the mapping was showing that it had acquired its current moniker.
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 9 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1006 2087 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.5329N 0:24.1585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1008 2084
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Railway Bridge (Site Of)  A505  Luton Dunstable Busway 

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