1. Welcome to 28DaysLater.co.uk - 28DL - The UK Urban Exploring / Urban Exploration / Urbex Forums.

    Asylums and Hospitals, High Stuff, Industrial, Leisure Sites, Residential Sites, Military Sites, Mines and Quarries, ROC Posts, Theatres and Cinemas, Draining, Underground Sites, European and International Sites, Leads, Rumours and News, Kit, Clothing, Equipment, Photography and Video sections plus a lot more.

    Please feel free to browse this website as a guest. Creating an account removes some ads, allows you to post replies, start new topics and threads, and gives you access to more features including bookmarking, live chat, messaging and notification systems.

    Create an account | Login | Request new password

Report - Abandoned goodies on the Braintree - Bishops Stortford Railway

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by CMExploration, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. CMExploration

    CMExploration 28DL Member
    28DL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    So, it was a pretty gloomy Sunday morning, so obviously I had to check out some abandoned stuff (as one does on a Sunday morning)! I decided to take a trip up to Rayne in Essex to find the disused Braintree to Bishops Stortford railway line which, upon arrival, seemed way too busy, even to begin with. Leaving all of the refurbished buildings to one side, I decided to take to the trails to find some lost and forgotten artifacts.

    First, some history! The section around Rayne was opened on the 22nd February 1869, where the industrial revolution boomed and materials required transportation across the country and so therefore required a suitable mode of transport; the railways. This caused a widespread rail transport development in the UK. The station in Rayne, now converted to a cafe (platforms still in place but signal box has been converted into a large flower bed) once had two platforms, to which both still remain. The single platform visible was mainly used for passengers. This was closed on on the 3rd of March 1952, as it was used primarily for passenger services. Even the village residents may not know that behind a low brick wall still stands another platform, located in the grounds of the local Scout Headquarters which used to drop off materials for the local foundry (now converted into a housing estate) to which this closed just after August 1961.

    After a short walk from the station car park, it was evident that many relics of the forgotten railway still remain here, and although some of the track I have seen here before has been dug up for scrap metal, there still remains old buildings and items.

    SAM_2166.JPG
    Old sleepers can still be found rotting away in the bushes by the path of the old railway.

    SAM_2149.JPG
    Still engraved into the brickwork lies the origin of the bricks used for the large railway bridge nearby...

    SAM_2155.JPG
    An old brick building located just off the path. Perhaps an old railway junction house?

    SAM_2153.JPG
    Taking a breather near the top of the old railway bridge at Gore Road...

    SAM_2142.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    Jordanchinkbmx likes this.

    Remove this ad by donating or subscribing.

  2. Els

    Els Obsessed with BS7671
    Regular User

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Messages:
    1,017
    Likes Received:
    195
    Mate I would have to be honest and say this isn't really urban exploration.
     
    Dave563 and ben-jammin like this.
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Users Who Have Read This Thread (Total: 0)

Share This Page

Remove this ad by creating an account and logging in