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Gallery 3 - The Wycombe Line (Where It Was)

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Bourne End
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Cores End Road
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Bourne End
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Wooburn Green
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Wooburn Green
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Wooburn Green
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Old Station Way
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Old Station Way
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M40 viaduct
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Industrial units
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Industrial units
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Loudwater
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Spring Lane
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Spring Lane
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Abby Barn
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High Wycombe
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165 020
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165 043
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Housing
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Old Station
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Loudwater
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Chiltern Line
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Bridge Bank Close
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Loudwater School
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Sign at Loudwater
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Spring Lane now
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Spring Lane now
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Abbey Barn Lane
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Abbey Barn Lane
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Abbey Barn Lane (above)
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Bassetsbury Lane
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Bassetsbury Lane
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Bowden Lane
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Bowden Lane
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Wycombe A40
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High Wycombe Stn.
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High Wycombe Stn.
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Rob Mundy and Michael Portillo
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After restoration
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  1. The RAC building blocks the trackbed at Bourne End.
  2. The site of Cores End Road level crossing. The road has been resurfaced but the patching on the pavements where the line went can clearly be seen.
  3. The footpath heading north from Cores End Road towards Wooburn Green.
  4. Nature Walk sign close to the trackbed path.
  5. End of the public footpath near Wooburn Green. Ramblers must turn right to join the main road.
  6. The trackbed is blocked by stables near the site of Wooburn Green station.
  7. The station area at Wooburn Green has recently been built over.
  8. Other side of Old Station Way, Wooburn Green.
  9. When the M40 viaduct was built at Loudwater the railway alignment was preserved.
  10. Industrial units built on the site of Loudwater Station.
  11. The industrial units from the other end.
  12. The footpath heading north from Loudwater.
  13. Spring Lane bridge which was demolished in the mid-1990s. (Photo: Julian Heard)
  14. The same bridge from the other side. (Photo: Julian Heard)
  15. The track bed and bridge at Abbey Barn. (Photo: Julian Heard)
  16. The other end looking south from High Wycombe, near the A40.
  17. Chiltern Railways unit 165 020 passes the site of the junction with the original line as it slows for High Wycombe Station.
  18. Unit 165 043 passes in the up direction with a Marylebone service on 14th January 2005.
  19. A faceless housing estate has recently been built across the path of the Wycombe Railway at High Wycombe.
  20. Brunel's original 1854 station at High Wycombe, now part of the ATS tyre and exhaust depot.
  21. Loudwater, looking south towards the station.
  22. The Chiltern Line as seen from the trackbed near Loudwater School.
  23. The end of the path in Bridge Bank Close.
  24. Continuing in a north-westerly direction after the school.
  25. The path is interrupted by Loudwater School.
  26. Heading north-west from Loudwater.
  27. Sign at the Loudwater end of the Conservation Area.
  28. Spring Lane looking south-east.
  29. Spring Lane looking north-west.
  30. Abbey Barn Lane bridge from the west.
  31. Abbey Barn Lane bridge from the east.
  32. Abbey Barn Lane over the bridge.
  33. Bassetsbury Lane abutment looking east.
  34. Bassetsbury Lane looking south. The trackbed to the right has been built over.
  35. Bowden Lane bridge from the east.
  36. Bowden Lane bridge from the west.
  37. The Wycombe end of the path looking across the A40 towards the Chiltern Line.
  38. GWR running-in board recently uncovered at High Wycombe station.
  39. Other side of the same sign (April 2012).
  40. High Wycombe Station Manager Rob Mundy with Michael Portillo during the filming of one of
    the latter’s Great British Railway Journeys (Photo: Chiltern Railways).
  41. The running-in board after restoration (Photo: Chiltern Railways).

Photographs © 2004 - 2013 Richard Porter except as noted.

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