Friday, 9 May 2014

West Yorkshire

(I've stolen the post title from a friend ;) )
Recently I had cause to travel to Leeds and back from Glasgow. This gave me the opportunity to travel on the Settle to Carlisle railway (in the opposite direction). This is a famous line, a remarkable feat of Victorian engineering and a tourist attraction in its own right. It was threatened with closure 25 years ago and saved by a vigorous public campaign.
The station architecture is relatively unspoilt Victorian rural, and some of the views very lovely indeed.

Unfortunately the 24-span Ribblehead viaduct over which the train passes is not visible from the train as you travel (unlike the spectacular Glenfinnan Viaduct, no doubt to be the subject of another post, sometime).
A couple of brief video clips, to finish.

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