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<googlemap lat="51.473952" lon="-2.572689">
 
51.472937, -2.573955, Narroways Hill
 
51.473805, -2.573547, Site of footbridge across Midland Railway line.
 
51.473498, -2.574513, Midland Railway bridge. (site of)
 
51.47172, -2.572346, Narroways Junction
 
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'''To Bristol''': [[Glenfrome Road]]<br>
 
'''To Bristol''': [[Glenfrome Road]]<br>
'''To Wales, The North or London''': [[Boiling Wells]]<br>
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'''To Wales, The North or London''': [[Boiling Wells Lane]]<br>
 
'''To Kingswood Junction''': [[Glenfrome Road (2)|Glenfrome Road]]<br>
 
'''To Kingswood Junction''': [[Glenfrome Road (2)|Glenfrome Road]]<br>
 
'''To Avonmouth''': [[Mina Road]]<br>
 
'''To Avonmouth''': [[Mina Road]]<br>
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
Narroways Hill got it's name from the nearby Narroways Road which used to be nothing more than a small footpath between St Werburghs Church and [[Mina Road]]. For many years the lane was known as Cut-Throat Lane after a particularly gruesome murder that took place there.
 
Narroways Hill got it's name from the nearby Narroways Road which used to be nothing more than a small footpath between St Werburghs Church and [[Mina Road]]. For many years the lane was known as Cut-Throat Lane after a particularly gruesome murder that took place there.
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== 1950s ==
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Image:2883-1.jpg|2883 descends Filton Bank with the 0710 Rogerstone-Tavistock Junction loco coal on 10/3/52. [[Ashley Hill]] station is visible in the distance. ''&copy; [[:Category:Michael Jackson|Michael Jackson]]''
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== 1960s ==
 
== 1960s ==
 
<gallery>
 
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Image:Narroways Hill1.jpg|
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Image:Narroways Hill1.jpg|A [[Class 47]] storms through Narroways Junction in the early 1960s. Four tracks up Filton Bank, lots of semaphore signals, double track [[:Category:The Severn Beach Line|Severn Beach Line]] connection and coal wagons in the gas works.  ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Tiley|Ian Tiley]]''
Image:Narroways Hill2.jpg|
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Image:Narroways Hill2.jpg|The [[w:Midland Railway|Midland Railway]] bridge carrying the [[:Category:Clifton Extension Railway|Clifton Extension Railway]] line between [[Ashley Hill Junction]] and [[Kingswood Junction]]. Ashley Hill Junction is visible in the distance. ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Tiley|Ian Tiley]]''
 
Image:Narroways Hill3.jpg|The view along the Midland Railway line towards [[Kingswood Junction]]. The [[13 Arches Viaduct]] is visible in the distance. ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Tiley|Ian Tiley]]''
 
Image:Narroways Hill3.jpg|The view along the Midland Railway line towards [[Kingswood Junction]]. The [[13 Arches Viaduct]] is visible in the distance. ''&copy; [[:Category:Ian Tiley|Ian Tiley]]''
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== 1970s ==
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Image:Narroways Junction40.jpg|A [[Class 52|Wezzie]] powered [[Paignton]] to [[Cardiff]] express climbs the hill. ''&copy; [[:Category:Andy Kirkham|Andy Kirkham]]''
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Image:Narroways Junction41.jpg|A [[Class 45|Peak]] trundles past in the opposite direction. ''&copy; [[:Category:Andy Kirkham|Andy Kirkham]]''
 
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== 1990s ==
 
== 1990s ==
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Image:Narroways Hill8.jpg|Looking in the opposite direction.  
 
Image:Narroways Hill8.jpg|Looking in the opposite direction.  
 
Image:Narroways Hill9.jpg|The bridge itself. Viewed from on top of Narroways Hill on 7.1.05.
 
Image:Narroways Hill9.jpg|The bridge itself. Viewed from on top of Narroways Hill on 7.1.05.
Image:Narroways Hill10.jpg|The junction of the Severn Beach line, as viewed from the second footbridge. The line curves around beneath this spot and then crosses [[Mina Rd]] in [[w:St Werburghs|St Werburghs]]. The whole line, with the exception of the passing loop at [[Clifton Down]], was singled on the 19th October [[1970]].
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Image:Narroways Hill10.jpg|The junction of the Severn Beach line, as viewed from the second footbridge. The line curves around beneath this spot and then crosses [[Mina Road]] in [[w:St Werburghs|St Werburghs]]. The whole line, with the exception of the passing loop at [[Clifton Down]], was singled on the 19th October [[1970]].
 
Image:143611-15.jpg|The same view on 7.1.05 with [[143611]] heading for [[Montpelier]] station.
 
Image:143611-15.jpg|The same view on 7.1.05 with [[143611]] heading for [[Montpelier]] station.
 
Image:Narroways Hill12.jpg|The opposite view.
 
Image:Narroways Hill12.jpg|The opposite view.
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Image:Narroways Hill16.jpg|The route of the Midland Railway through Narroways Hill.
 
Image:Narroways Hill16.jpg|The route of the Midland Railway through Narroways Hill.
 
Image:Narroways Hill17.jpg|Looking East at the now filled in cutting.  
 
Image:Narroways Hill17.jpg|Looking East at the now filled in cutting.  
Image:Narroways Hill18.jpg|Looking in the opposite direction and the cutting has long been filled in. The line of houses on the right give away the direction the line went in, and in the middle of the photo is a lampost with a blue sign attached. That's where the railway crossed [[Glenfrome Road (2)|Glenfrome Road]]. This is the same view as in Ian Tiley's photo at the top of the page.
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Image:Narroways Hill18.jpg|The cutting has long been filled in. The line of houses on the right give away the direction the line went in, and in the middle of the photo is a lampost with a blue sign attached. That's where the railway crossed [[Glenfrome Road (2)|Glenfrome Road]]. This is the same view as in Ian Tiley's photo at the top of the page.
 
Image:Narroways Hill19.jpg|On 7.1.05 I caught a loaded MGR en route to Didcot from Avonmouth.
 
Image:Narroways Hill19.jpg|On 7.1.05 I caught a loaded MGR en route to Didcot from Avonmouth.
 
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</gallery>
 
'''Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007'''
 
'''Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007'''
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== 5.5.07 ==
 
== 5.5.07 ==
 
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A '''BIG''' heartfelt thank you to [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]] and [[:Category:Ian Skinner|Ian Skinner]] (from this websites forum) for answering my plea for help in recording this event. Fantastic works lads! :)
 
A '''BIG''' heartfelt thank you to [[:Category:Julien Weston|Julien Weston]] and [[:Category:Ian Skinner|Ian Skinner]] (from this websites forum) for answering my plea for help in recording this event. Fantastic works lads! :)
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== 2009 ==
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19.10.09
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Image:NarrowaysHill39.jpg|A view south showing a new mobile communications mast has been installed.
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Image:NarrowaysHill40.jpg|Piles of steel sleepers await installation on the [[Severn Beach]] branch.
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== 2014 ==
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14.4.14
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Image:Narrowayshill41.jpg|
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Image:Narrowayshill42.jpg|
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A couple of photos showing the now caged bridges.
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== 2018 ==
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Image:Narrowayshill46.jpg|Information regarding the installation of a new bridge at this location.
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Image:Narrowayshill43.jpg|The new footbridge after installation.
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Image:Narrowayshill44.jpg|Although new, it's already covered in graffiti.
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Image:Narrowayshill45.jpg|looking up the hill and the old parapet of te Clifton Extension Railway has been removed in preparation of the four tracking of Filton Bank.
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Image:Narrowayshill47.jpg|The view south. The mobile mast installed in 2009 has been moved to create room for the new railway.
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== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFh15wA0Uf8 Severn Beach Train at Narroways Hill]
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFh15wA0Uf8 Severn Beach Train at Narroways Hill]
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[[Category:Bridges:Footbridges]]
 
[[Category:Bridges:Footbridges]]
 
[[Category:Clifton Extension Railway]]
 
[[Category:Clifton Extension Railway]]
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[[Category:Filton Bank]]
 
[[Category:GWR]]
 
[[Category:GWR]]
 
[[Category:Chris Hopkins]]
 
[[Category:Chris Hopkins]]
 
[[Category:Junctions]]
 
[[Category:Junctions]]
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[[Category:Michael Jackson]]
 
[[Category:MR]]
 
[[Category:MR]]
 
[[Category:The Severn Beach Line]]
 
[[Category:The Severn Beach Line]]

Latest revision as of 22:31, 3 December 2018

To Bristol: Glenfrome Road
To Wales, The North or London: Boiling Wells Lane
To Kingswood Junction: Glenfrome Road
To Avonmouth: Mina Road

History

Narroways Hill got it's name from the nearby Narroways Road which used to be nothing more than a small footpath between St Werburghs Church and Mina Road. For many years the lane was known as Cut-Throat Lane after a particularly gruesome murder that took place there.

1950s

1960s

1970s

1990s

2005

Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007

5.5.07

6.5.07

7.5.07

A BIG heartfelt thank you to Julien Weston and Ian Skinner (from this websites forum) for answering my plea for help in recording this event. Fantastic works lads! :)

2009

19.10.09

2014

14.4.14

A couple of photos showing the now caged bridges.

2018

Videos