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== 2005 ==
 
== 2005 ==
 
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Image:Narroways Hill5.jpg|The view south from Narroways Hill. In the far distance the line curves and enters [[Stapleton Road]] station. The scrapyard at the right of the railway is alongside the [[M32]] motorway and was once rail served and even had it's own 03 shunter. It's built on the site of Stapleton Road goods yard. The line curving away on the right is [[:Category:The Severn Beach Line|The Severn Beach Line]].
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Image:Narroways Hill6.jpg|Looking north towards [[Ashley Hill]] with the Brunel college (once an old orphanage) visible at the top left of the hill. The abutments belong to the bridge that carried the [[:Category:Clifton Extension Railway|Clifton Extension Railway]] route between [[Ashley Hill Junction]] and [[Kingswood Junction]].
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Image:Narroways Hill7.jpg|The graffiti covered footbridge that crosses the mainline. Beyond this footbridge is a smaller one that crosses the Severn Beach line.
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Image:Narroways Hill8.jpg|Looking in the opposite direction.
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Image:Narroways Hill9.jpg|The bridge itself. Viewed from on top of Narroways Hill on 7.1.05.
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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 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:143611-15.jpg|The same view on 7.1.05 with [[143611]] heading for [[Montpelier]] station.
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Image:Narroways Hill12.jpg|The opposite view.
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Image:Narroways Hill13.jpg|A look along the footbridge that crosses the Severn Beach line.
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Image:Narroways Hill14.jpg|A really nice view of this second footbridge.
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Image:Narroways Hill15.jpg|Back on top of Narroways Hill and this is the view of the west abutment of the dismantled connecting line. The sheer amount of hill that was carted away to create these two railway lines at this location is amazing.
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Image:Narroways Hill16.jpg|The route of the Midland Railway through Narroways Hill.
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Image:Narroways Hill17.jpg|Looking East at the now filled in cutting.
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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 Hill19.jpg|On 7.1.05 I caught a loaded MGR en route to Didcot from Avonmouth.
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'''Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007'''
 
'''Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007'''

Revision as of 13:09, 28 December 2007

<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 </googlemap>

To Bristol: Glenfrome Road
To Wales, The North or London: Boiling Wells
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.

1960s

1990s

2005

Junction Renewal Work 5th-7th May 2007

5.5.07

6.5.07

7.5.07

Chris Hopkins