Horse Underpass, Mascot, NSW

  lunchbox Locomotive Driver

That most unusual railway feature, the horse underpass, which permitted racehorses to pass under the Botany freight line adjacent to the intersection of Botany Road and Wentworth Avenue in Mascot has all but been demolished, sacrificed on the altar of the great god car, whose demands for more space society never seems to question.
Horses used to pass through it on their way between their stables and Ascot Racecourse.  It had a specially designed floor to be kind to horses' feet.
The underpass survived for decades, hidden behind tall grass and weeds, just a few metres from busy Botany Road.
All that remains today (9.8.17) is a short section of brick wall, with a few piers.  If you want pix, you'd better hurry.

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