Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Watford - Croxley rail line, Dec 2010 - Updated

  1. #1
    Join Date
    December 2010
    Posts
    7
    Thanked
    9

    Default Watford - Croxley rail line, Dec 2010 - Updated


    I had a wonder down this line a few months back. I'm glad i did as the line is now in the process of being recommissioned and trains will shortly be running along it once again, a good news story for a change! http://www.croxleyraillink.com/ That said, i did find one vehicle was still in service on the line!

    UPDATE
    OK seems i was a little premature, the line is not going to be recommissioned just yet! http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/new...ar_from_over_/
    However, there is some work going on, see my update below.

    I was running out of light and didn't have a torch on me so i don't have many decent photos, however it has been well documented already here: https://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=15235











    A dead smooth worm on the tracks...














    What's this at the end of the line?


    A moped-engine driven handcar! Looks like the local residents cleared a section of track and had some fun! Great stuff!!


    Cheers for looking!
    Last edited by hinsh; 28th Apr 11 at 15:50.

  2.  
     
  3. #2
    Join Date
    February 2011
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    449
    Thanked
    279

    Default


    Nice to know this is being resurected. Did the moped engine work on that track car?

  4. #3
    Join Date
    February 2008
    Location
    Everywhere..
    Age
    46
    Posts
    654
    Thanked
    148

    Default


    I've wandered up many disused railways and never come across a handcart like that, I'd love one of them. Great stuff!!

    M :)
    Beware the weird woman of Welbeck!

  5. #4
    Join Date
    April 2007
    Age
    42
    Posts
    691
    Thanked
    75

    Default


    I was thinking about this line just the other day!

  6. #5
    Join Date
    December 2010
    Posts
    7
    Thanked
    9

    Default Update April 2011


    I took another walk down to the line today to gab photo of the work that is going on there and ended up taking a short trip down the eastern half of the line. I came across a couple of bits a short distance away from the tracks that were worth mentioning:

    Here is a photo of Vicarage Road (not sure of the date but would estimate late 40s - 50s).


    In the centre ground is the pitch and East stand, above that Cardiff road power station (long demolished) and above that Wiggenhall Road Train Depot. It was demolished in the 80s but I think i stumbled across the foundations of part of the depot under a huge pile of rubbish:





    Not exactly my idea of a living room...




    I also found what remained of the handcar, shame:


    And here's the work in progress as of April 2011:


    WARNING!
    If you want to have a walk down there make sure to watch out for used needles under the bridges!

  7. Thanks given by: Foxylady
  8. #6
    Join Date
    April 2008
    Posts
    5
    Thanked
    1

    Default


    i can just imaging the signalmans face as the lights on the panel lit up and moved when that cart was running up and down the line! would have been priceless!


About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us