Tidenham 17 March 2007

Although it closed as a through route in 1964, the southern end of the Wye Valley line remained open for freight until 1990. Initially stone trains from Tidenham Quarry kept the line busy, but these ceased in 1981 and the line was cut back to Dayhouse Quarry. This traffic finally came to and end in March 1990, and the junction with the main line (appropriately named Wye Valley Junction) was removed. The rusting line is pictured on 17 March 2007, just at the point were it curves away from the main line, which is already at a much lower level, looking towards Tidenham.