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the bevercotes branch part 2

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by magiclean, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. magiclean

    magiclean 28DL Full Member
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    another day another cleaning job took me to tuxford so on the way home having previously explored part of the line i thought about exploring the rest of it to bevercotes colliery
    heading out of walesby i encountered retford road bridge and there below was the bevercotes branch curving away from walesby road bec7 bridge so following the road the line itself weaves from left to right having arrived at the former bevercotes colliery stopping on a bridge the site itself and the track below has been wiped away during demolition and is just a wasteland.
    so driving back towrds walesby the line runs along on a bank and stopping in a car park and following the bridal path i climbed up the bank onto the line itself and started walking back towrds bevercotes colliery where the line once again becomes overgrown with brambles adding more scratches to the collection on my legs.
    wondering why i ever went in for urban exploring the track though very rusty is intact having not seen a train for some18 years i continued on towards bridge bec10 where discarded plastic fence previously closed the line beyond the further you go the more overgrown the line becomes and is passable with some difficulty i noticed that some posts for the signaling wires and cables still remained in the undergrowth trees were growing through the track and nature was starting to take back what the railway had disrupted also 2 sections had been cut out of the track on the right hand side.
    the next bridge bec11 4 miles and 22 chains from high marnham TT (yes both signs are still there above houghton farm the line beyond is suddenly truncated and you find yourself on an empty trackbed just outside the colliery where i saw the derelict but intact former signal cabin
    at bevercotes approach here the track widens which was possibly where it doubled one in one out.
    but with dusk approaching i thought it wise to return to my car so once again fighting the undergrowth i reached bridge bec 10 and climbed down the bank and followed the bridalpath by the time i reached the car park it was being used for other purposes to which i just kept looking straight forward untill i reached the car.
    in conclusion the explore is a very worthwhile one but the brambles and undergrowth can be very fierce so wear strong clothing the section from bridge bec 9 to the colliery is passable with extreme care some times you have to take to the trees and the bank to get round the brambles.
    the colliery site itself is up for sale as a redevelopment site and i assume someone with vision has left the track in place thus should the site be developed so can a rail link but in the present economic
    climate it has about as much chance as doncaster rovers playing at wembley .
    back soon with another great explore and report.
     
    #1 magiclean, Nov 17, 2015
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  2. Cuuvin

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    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    ^ Lol

    Surely he's trolling?
     
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  4. The Amateur Wanderer

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    wer r da pics m8?
     
  5. Oort

    Oort The spice expands consciousness.
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    His dog ate them.
     
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  6. The Amateur Wanderer

    The Amateur Wanderer 28DL Regular User
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    Pretty sure we've already been through this....

    Reports should have complementing images to go with them, we're not asking you to be the next Don McCullin, but something would be a start... Draw us a picture if you haven't got a camera, just something visual that represents what you found on the explore would be nice!
     
    #6 The Amateur Wanderer, Nov 20, 2015
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  7. The Amateur Wanderer

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    Dropped them in a puddle on the way to school...?
     
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  8. Oort

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    Nah, I bet it was... ALIENS!!!
     
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