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Ross to Rotherwas Junction

The railway ran north-west out of Ross eventually terminating at Rotherwas Junction. These are a few of the more obvious remnants.

Cawdor Railway Arch

The Cawdor Railway Arch is near the site of the old cattle market, which is now a Housing Association estate, at the joining point of Greytree Road and Homs Road.

Railway Bridge Ross-on-Wye
The upper side of the bridge
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Railway Bridge Ross-on-Wye
A 2nd angle of the upper side
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Railway Bridge Ross-on-Wye
The lower side of the bridge
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Railway Bridge Ross-on-Wye
A 2nd view of the lower side
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The A40 Bridge along Homs Road

A40 bridge Ross-on-Wye (27-7-06)
The A40 bridge
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Along Homs Road the A40 dual carriageway (built in around 1960) crosses at high level using a double arch bridge. The first arch was for Homs Road and the second was built to allow the railway to pass underneath. It was only used briefly because the railway closed very soon after the bridge was completed. There are now houses built on the line of the track bed in this area.


Here we see 6330, a Mogul '43xx' class 2-6-0, pulling the Grange Court to Rotherwas Junction train. It is leaving Ross towards Hereford and has just passed under the "newly" built A40.

6330 under the A40 (27-7-06)
Train pulled by 6330 under the A40
[Photo: J.C.Coombes]
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The line from Ross to Backney

Ross-on-Wye to Backney (28-1-07)
The site of the line at Blackfields looking towards Backney
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Ross-on-Wye to Backney (28-1-07)
The site of the line at Blackfields looking towards Ross
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Here we see some remaining sections of the line in the Blackfields area of Ross (the area between Greytree and the River) and towards Backney.

Ross-on-Wye to Backney (28-1-07)
The site of the line at Blackfields looking towards Backney
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Ross-on-Wye to Backney (28-1-07)
The site of the line at Blackfields looking towards Ross
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Backney Bridge

Backney Bridge (11-3-07)
The top of the bridge piers at Backney (Click for a larger image)

Here we see the remains of the bridge crossing the River Wye at Backney. The piers have the distinctive brick built top section and are carefully shaped to aid the water flowing past them.

Next the the embankment is the remains of a domed, corrugated workers hut.

Backney hut (11-3-07)
A railway hut by the bridge
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Backney Bridge piers (11-3-07)
The top of the bridge piers at Backney
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Backney Bridge (11-3-07)
The upstream side of the Backney Bridge
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Backney Bridge from the North
Backney Bridge piers left (9-5-10)
The left side of the Backney Bridge piers
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Backney Bridge piers right (9-5-10)
The right side of the Backney Bridge piers
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Backney Bridge piers top (9-5-10)
The top of the Backney Bridge piers
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Backney Bridge piers top close up (9-5-10)
Close up of the top of the Backney Bridge piers
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The top of the bridge piers are being pushed apart by the trees that are growing on them. The views of the River Wye are fantastic from here and there were a lot of swans on the river when we visited.

Tree damaging the pier top (9-5-10)
Trees damaging the top of the pier
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River Wye at Backney Bridge (9-5-10)
River Wye at Backney Bridge
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Backney Halt

Backney Halt
The Backney Halt sign
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Just beyond the bridge, towards Hereford, was Backney Halt. In the Kidderminster Railway Museum is the name board from Backney Halt.



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