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alan_fincher    1,822
6 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

Well I might be wrong but I'm fairly sure the little notice on the fence by the railway society says it is a turntable as well a s a swing bridge.

Or maybe there is a turntable adjacent to the swing bridge...

Look at it on the satellite images in Google maps.  It isn't am oblong - its ends are not at 90 degrees to the sides, so can only swing one wat....

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Rewley+Road+Swing+Bridge/@51.7554891,-1.2703658,214a,35y,1.28t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4876c6a2183ce60b:0x2bc6fbf46e257fff!2sRewley+Rd,+Oxford+OX1+2RQ!3b1!8m2!3d51.7549118!4d-1.2691146!3m4!1s0x0:0x75134fe074a72c4d!8m2!3d51.7556381!4d-1.2704605

 

2 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

Looking at googlemaps you are right, I can't imagine how locos were turned around on it. I'm gonna have to go and read the notice again. It's on the footpath around the back of the swingbridge site.

It is also double tracked, so if it could rotate 180 degrees the loco would be delivered back on to a different track to the one it started on!

Edited by alan_fincher
EDit only to acknowlwdge cross posting.

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6 minutes ago, alan_fincher said:

Look at it on the satellite images in Google maps.  It isn't am oblong - its ends are not at 90 degrees to the sides, so can only swing one wat....

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Rewley+Road+Swing+Bridge/@51.7554891,-1.2703658,214a,35y,1.28t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x4876c6a2183ce60b:0x2bc6fbf46e257fff!2sRewley+Rd,+Oxford+OX1+2RQ!3b1!8m2!3d51.7549118!4d-1.2691146!3m4!1s0x0:0x75134fe074a72c4d!8m2!3d51.7556381!4d-1.2704605

 

It is also double tracked, so if it could rotate 180 degrees the loco would be delivered back on to a different track to the one it started on!

 

Further, I cannot imagine why locos would need to be turned there. Its through route not a terminus.

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alan_fincher    1,822

If you Google it some hits refer to the bridges "turntable" for what it swings on.  Maybe this is the confusion?

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5 minutes ago, alan_fincher said:

If you Google it some hits refer to the bridges "turntable" for what it swings on.  Maybe this is the confusion?

 

Good thinking. I'm sure the notice refers to it as a turntable.

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