The Anonymous Widower

If Your Train Is Late Should You Blame Henry The Eighth?

I have just read this fascinating article in the Rail Engineer, entitled Fulwell’s Blue Lagoons.

This is the first paragraph.

What do we have to thank – or blame – King Henry the Eighth for? The Church of England? Some very ruined abbeys? The fashion for padded shoulders? Flooding and subsequent train delays on the Shepperton branch?

Yes, they’re all down to him.

Henry’s need for water at Hampton Court Palace, meant that a whole series of problems were left for Victorian railway engineers, when they built the Shepperton Branch, that have persisted to the present day.

Read the article to find out how Network Rail have hopefully solved the problems.

This Google Map Shows the area around Fulwell and Strawberry Hill stations.

Between Fulwell and Strawberry Hill Stations

Between Fulwell and Strawberry Hill Stations

The tunnel talked about in the article is to the West of Fulwell station.

October 30, 2016 - Posted by | Travel, World | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] On my way back to Waterloo on the Shepperton Branch, I just had to visit Fulwell station and the drainage work, I wrote about in If Your Train Is Late Should You Blame Henry The Eighth?. […]

    Pingback by Fulwell Station And The Drainage Works « The Anonymous Widower | October 30, 2016 | Reply


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