Honeybourne West Loop Junction 23 January 1982

Honeybourne West Loop Junction, pictured on 23 January 1982. The track had been partially lifted a couple of years earlier, but the junction itself (near the bridge in the background) is still intact. Lifted track panels can just be seen underneath the bridge that carries the Cotswold Line over the former route to Stratford-upon-Avon. The removal of the rest of this track was very leisurely. By 1983 the point in the foreground still survived, with track panels and loose sleepers littering the trackbed right up to the bridge. However, by 1984 all had gone.