Landslip at Lavington

Back in 1961 the embankment which carries the railway line across the flatlands near West Park Farm collapsed. On August 21st of that year some 200 feet of the down line was left hanging in the air with the embankment underneath it washed away.

Much disruption was caused to services for the line was closed for some time

Now we’ll let Trains Illustrated Magazine for November 1961 tell the story.

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Since then, much additional work has been done to stabilise the embankment.

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