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Bothy Hut at Elms Park Farm on the Witham to Maldon Railway | by Stuart Axe
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Bothy Hut at Elms Park Farm on the Witham to Maldon Railway

A derelict railway gangers bothy hut still in situ at Elms Park Farm on the former Witham to Maldon railway branch line near Heybridge in Essex (UK). The old track bed now forms the Blackwater Rail Trail.

 

The branch line from Witham to Maldon opened on 2nd October 1848. The railway closed to passengers on 6th September 1964 by Dr.Beeching although the line soldiered on with freight only until April 15th 1966. The track was removed in 1969. I'm fascinated by this particular branch line not only for the fact it's not that far from my home.

 

Taken by David on a stroll down the old line and path and posted here with kind permission.

 

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Taken on June 10, 2012