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Old October 15th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #21
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The Post Office line is really cool. Maybe they could transfer it to Transport for London! I wish they hadn't closed the Northern line stations up north. Lots of abandoned LU stations up there it seems.
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Thanks Tubeman.

Now I have a much clearer understanding of what its all about.

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Old October 16th, 2005, 01:50 AM   #23
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The Post Office line is really cool. Maybe they could transfer it to Transport for London! I wish they hadn't closed the Northern line stations up north. Lots of abandoned LU stations up there it seems.

Unfortunately the former post office railway's tunnels are too small for conversion to passenger trains. They would need massive enlargement first!


Of the closed railway lines in north London, some sections could be re-opened with "relative" ease whilst some would need massive and expensive works to re-open. Whilst some local politicians would want to re-open these lines they dont have the funds to do this. As a contrast, the national politicians could sort out the finances - but are already looking to ways to reduce expenditure on railways & other public transports - so wont.

The partially built extension north of Edgware is almost totally lost to the railway. A strip of land which had been earmarked for a railway line has now become housing plus other sections of the route have been built over in other ways.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:48 AM   #24
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MISC | Abandoned rail tracks in your country

abandoned industrial rail track in my hometown:
abandoned old industrial rail track by Andreas1104, auf Flickr

abandoned industrial rail track by Andreas1104, auf Flickr

abandoned industrial rail track by Andreas1104, auf Flickr
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 04:39 PM   #26
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there aree about 10,000 miles of abandoned track mileage in the UK alone. In my immediate area we have the Gosport line (one of the largest towns without a station - nearest open ones across the harbour at Portsmouth Harbour on a 7 minute ferry trip) or at Fareham 6 miles away from the town centre), Fareham Tunnel avoiding line, Meon Valley Line and the Hayling Island line, this is without counting the 28 miles of railway that used to run round the Naval Base closed in 1979 and lifted in 1981.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 06:14 PM   #27
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About 2000 km of railway lines abandoned in Belgium, between ca. 1950 and 1990. Mostly all lifted today, and the right of way sold or returned to nature... but a good part of those km have been transformed in trails. Also 5000 km of "vicinal" railways, tramway-like, entirely gone. Those where mostly running on or along streets, so the right of way has been transformed into more road or parking space.
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Verlassenes Stellwerk a by Andreas1104, auf Flickr

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Old March 10th, 2016, 11:56 PM   #29
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They are currently building between railroad between Copenhagen, Køge and Ringsted but the new railway line isn´t the first railway line between Køge and Ringsted.


The 33,2 kilometers long line was active from 1917 to 1963 but there are still traces to be seen.

I was out on my bike in the fall and took some pictures in the forest Åsen (The Ridge) just west of Køge.

















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Abandoned late last year , used to be a rapid transit line for a few years , then it was converted to Freight...


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One of the most famous abandoned railways in the world :

http://basementgeographer.com/road-o...garka-railway/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salekh...Igarka_Railway
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Old March 11th, 2016, 01:08 PM   #32
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A nice and high frequented bike trail (Erzbahn-Trasse) in the Ruhr Area was once a railway line to transport ore from a canal port in Gelsenkirchen to steelworks in Bochum:

Erzbahntrasse by Michael, auf Flickr

Erzbahntrasse - Pfeilerbrücke by Patrick Scholl, auf Flickr

Intersection with the Zollverein - Radweg, bike trail to the famous world heritage site Zollverein:
Erzbahn-7.jpg by Andreas1104, auf Flickr
the concrete structure with my bike in front is a little air raid shelter, a remain of ww2
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Some photos I have taken of abandoned tracks in Central California:

Abandoned spur - Citrus to Fair Oaks - Rancho Cordova, California by OakRidge, on Flickr
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This abandoned rail spur at one time served the agricultural communities in the Fair Oaks area. It extended from the still active main line from Sacramento to a small yard near the still extant Fair Oaks Bridge. After the devastating frost of the 1930s the spur served as a transport line for a Pacific Cement and Aggregate rock crushing operation. The Southern Pacific Railroad (now Union Pacific) abandoned the spur in 1976. It was originally about two miles long but only a tenth of a mile or so of track remains.
Abandoned tracks - Placerville Branch - Folsom, California by OakRidge, on Flickr
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"This line connected to the Nimbus to Folsom with a wye at Folsom Junction in Natoma, a few miles west of Folsom. The line had a windy route through the foothills to the town of Placerville. The eastern end of the branch connected with the shortline Camino Placerville & Lake Tahoe, which extended east from Placerville to Camino.

The line was used to haul forest products, and was in service until approximately the 1980s. Much of the western line is still intact, though it is no longer connected to the national rail network. Part of the line is used by private owners foir operating their "speeders" (retired railroad inspection vehicles).

While not technically and officially "abandoned", the current route is under the ownership of the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad, who is in the process of restoring the line on which to run excursions using equipment from the California State Railroad Museum."

More information: www.abandonedrails.com/Placerville_Branch
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Abandoned commuter rail station close to the Olympic Park in Munich:
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Here's an incredibly detailed website about bicycle trails on disused railway tracks in Europe and elsewhere (website in German with an English intro): http://www.bahntrassenradeln.de/bahn__rail-trails.htm
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There is a great database about railways in Poland (unfortunately it is all in polish) but what might be interesting for all of you guys is the map showing operating and closed or dismantled railways.

https://www.bazakolejowa.pl/index.ph.../52.000/18.000

If you gonna click on the green Legenda button just over the top left corner of the map you will see the legend of a map which I will try to summarize/translate here:

- (black) passenger and cargo traffic,
- (orangeish) passenger traffic,
- (red) cargo traffic,
- (dark blue) passenger traffic weekends only,
- (light blue) passenger traffic summer season only,
- (brown) cargo traffic and passenger traffic summer season only,
- (pink) cargo traffic and tourist traffic,
- (light brown) cargo traffic and passenger traffic weekends only,
- (dark green) tourist traffic,
- (dark purple) draisine traffic,
- (light green) no traffic,
- (light blue) unpassable (but not dismantled, so usually overgrown),
- (light purple) dismantled (just see how many of these are in Poland),
- (another purple) dismantled, changed purpose (for bicycles usually),


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