pyoor_excuse (pyoor_excuse) wrote in abandonedplaces,

Abandoned fencepost and cloth

For years I've looked down at the line from Bristol to Portishead from the top of Clifton Gorge and presumed that since I had on at least one occasion seen a train on it that it was still operational. The condition of the track in that section also suggests that trains do run on it. However, I've just been nosing, so I could post the picture above with a location link and I've found that incredibly, it's been closed since 1981. That's twenty five years.

I'm now going to have to go back and have a proper look; I wanted to get there to see the Clifton Rocks railway building too, and head there with a zoom, 'cos it looks like you can see a wee bit of the Clifton Rocks Railway...[teaser type snap]

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