Back in Time: Rail relics remain in Stocklake

Stocklake, Aylesbury, taken in 1961 and showing the old Aylesbury'to Cheddington railway
Stocklake, Aylesbury, taken in 1961 and showing the old Aylesbury'to Cheddington railway

This is a view of Stocklake taken in 1961 and shows the old Aylesbury to Cheddington railway.

This was in the last few years of its existence, having closed to passengers in 1953.

After that the line was used for goods transport.

The footbridge which is casting its shadow was a popular place for schoolboys who would stand and wait for steam trains to thunder past underneath them.

By 1965 the bridge and rail track were gone and the trackbed returned to nature.

It must have been 
quite strange to not see or hear trains going past anymore.

A few days ago I walked along the Stocklake section to see if I could find any railway relics and discovered a small number of them.

In particular are a couple of signal posts that are more visible now that some of the vegetation has been 
cleared.

It appears that surveying work has started in preparation for the new roadway that is to go through here.