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Report - Loddington Culvert - Leics - August 2016



elhomer12

Maglite size T-rex, It's time for urbex!
Regular User
#1
This was the first stop of the day, and a rather impressive structure it is. Having checked out the maps beforehand it was pretty straight forward to locate, and the water level was low so no problems there. This is a fairly large culvert, and the brickwork is interesting as the mid section changes in construction from brick to stone. Throughout the length of the culvert various smaller drains from the former railway above connect to the main drain. Most of these are now filled with limescale, with a couple forming impressive deposits.

History (more stolen history from wombat... sorry :p )
The GNR & LNWR joint railway line ran from Nottingham (or Newark), via Melton Mowbray, and on to Market Harborough & Northampton, built around 1879. Passenger services were only around six per day in each direction, although it was more heavily used by goods traffic. The line ran on a high embankment passing Loddington, requiring the existing tributary of the Eye Brook to be culverted under the line. Further on down the line, the main river, the Eye brook presented an engineering challenge where an impressive 14 arch viaduct was built across the valley, sadly demolished in 2001. The line closed to regular passenger services in 1953, and finally to goods trains in 1964.

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Bonus video walking back through:

 

The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
#3
Always nice to see this one
One of my old favourites

Very nicely photographed :thumb
 

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