Emergency at Asheldham

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Asheldham Halt serves the hamlet of Asheldham.
The Halt is set between the Green Lane road bridge and a trestle bridge over the Asheldham Brook on the fictitious
Dengie Hundred Branch.
Like the nearby Maldon Branch the Dengie Hundred Branch was built on the cheap and had to make do with wooden trestle bridges.
British Railways has invested in the Branch including modernised the passenger service by introducing a railbus.

The emergency is the trestle bridge to the north of Asheldham Halt  has been washed out so the railbus is temporarily
terminating at Asheldham Halt with passengers being transferred to buses to continue their journey to Bradwell.

The car park at Asheldham Halt
Passengers can be seen transferring
between the railcar and bus.
A British Railway mininbus has bought
staff helping transferring passengers

The Halt at Asheldham
Passengers are just about to get into the railbus

Temporary buffers

The washout bridge
Parts of the washed out bridge can be seen at the lower end of the photo