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Gallery 1 - The Marlow Line Today

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Maidenhead Station
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London 2012 set at Maidenhead
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Token Instrument at Maidenhead
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Coming off the branch
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165 134 at Maidenhead
5.
Maidenhead
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Castle Hill Bridge
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Grenfell road Bridge
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Boyn Hill entrance
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Harrow Lane
10.
Harrow Lane
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Furze Platt
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165 136 Furze Platt
13.
165 136 Furze Platt
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Cliveden
15.
Cannon Down Bridge
16.
Cookham rise
17.
Cookham
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Millennium Clock
19.
Plaque
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North from Cookham
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North from Cookham
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Bourne End Bridge
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Bourne End
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Ground Frame
25.
Token Instrument
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Bourne End Station
27.
Bourne End
28.
Bourne End
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UTSC
30.
Abbotsbrook
31.
Cows
32.
Marlow
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Marlow
34.
Marlow Donkey
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Pub sign
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new shelter
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  1. 165 122 waits on platform 5b at Maidenhead on 19.8.04 (Photo: Nigel Hunt)
  2. 165 136 in London 2012 livery at Maidenhead on 09.11.2006.
  3. GWR type token instrument at Maidenhead.
  4. 165 130 comes off the branch on 12.3.05.
  5. 165 134 in raspberry ripple livery has just arrived at Maidenhead on 09.04.2008.
  6. 165 002 has just left the main line at Maidenhead.
  7. 002 approaches Castle Hill bridge and the site of Boyn Hill station.
  8. Seen from Castle Hill, 002 accelerates away from Grenfell Road bridge.
  9. The bricked up entrances to Boyn Hill station can still be seen in Castle Hill.
  10. The unit crosses Harrow Lane as it prepares to stop at Furze Platt.
  11. 165 130 leaves Furze Platt for Maidenhead on 12th March 2005.
  12. Furze Platt halt.
  13. 165 136 in Olympic bid livery at Furze Platt on 4th April 2005 (Photo: Allan Machon)
  14. The same unit from another angle (Photo: Allan Machon)
  15. The 1401 Marlow-Maidenhead crosses North Town Moor on 2nd January 2005. Cliveden can be seen behind.
  16. On the same day the 1435 Maidenhead-Marlow crosses Cannon Down Bridge over Maidenhead Road, Cookham.
  17. The same unit passes Cookham Rise park with the 1501 from Marlow.
  18. 165135 arrives at Cookham station. The former passing loop was on the left.
  19. The Millennium Clock on the end of Cookham station.
  20. The plaque for the Millennium Clock.
  21. 165 132 crosses the renewed level crossing at Cookham on the 1055 to Marlow on 2nd December 2006.
  22. The line heads north from Cookham level crossing.
  23. Crossing the Thames at Bourne End Bridge.
  24. The layout at Bourne End with 165 002 approaching from Cookham. The Marlow line branches off to the right. The up platform on the left is used for peak hour trains turning round at Bourne End.
  25. The ground frame at Bourne End is operated by the train crew.
  26. State of the art (in the 19th C) token instrument at Bourne End.
  27. Bourne End station. 165002 prepares to depart for Marlow.
  28. 165 188 at Bourne End with a Marlow service on 19th December 2004.
  29. The line crosses a stream near Bourne End Marina.
  30. The train passes the Upper Thames Sailing Club.
  31. Resplendent in recently applied First Great Western Link livery, 165135 runs alongside the River Thames near Abbotsbrook.
  32. Still in modified NSE livery, 002 passes farmland a bit further on.
  33. End of the line. 002 Approaches the buffer stops at Marlow on 5th November.
  34. No booking office and only basic facilities at Marlow station.
  35. The Marlow Donkey pub, opposite where the original station stood.
  36. The Marlow Donkey pub sign depicting no. 522 (with a certain amount of artistic licence).
  37. The new platform shelter at Marlow is enjoyed by the crew of 165125 which will form the 13:06 service to Maidenhead at on 12th August 2011.

Photographs © 2004 - 2011 Richard Porter except as noted.

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