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Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct

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Photoblog: 07 Jul 2007

The Princess Elizabeth, presumably on some sort of test excercise, crossing the 402 m 24 arch Ribblehead viaduct (built 1870-74) in the Yorkshire Dales national park in northern England. The Settle-Carlisle railway was threatened with closure in the 1980s because British Rail did not want to spend the money required to keep the viaduct safe. Fortunately the plans were made long after the public backlash against railway closures had set in, and the closure was strongly opposed, forcing BR to refurbish the line.

I wasn't expecting this train to come along -- a fortutous accident of right place and time.

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Taken by Joe D on 2007-06-17 11:57:03 with: NIKON D50 at 18 mm f/10.0 0.001 sec (1/1000) ISO 200

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Sad Ferret

2007-07-02 11:39:06

Fantastic shot!


2007-07-02 13:26:35

Yeah, love this one. Would have been nice even without the steam train.


2007-07-02 14:46:15

Superb shot.... the steam engine seems to be about a dozen carriages short of a train! Oh, and looking at it in the large size, the engine is Princess Elizabeth!


2007-07-02 21:45:50

simply superb ... A Big FaveA Big Fave You are invited to add this image to Please tag this photo with ABigFave when you add it to the pool.


2007-07-04 23:25:06

Love the dramatic sky and the stream train is perfectly positioned.


2007-07-08 12:26:50

I saw this in A Big FaveA Big Fave


2007-07-20 16:20:58

Excellent shot nice one.

Þórgunnur Þórsdóttir

2007-10-08 08:29:21

Great photo! I saw this in the 10+ Faves group and Faved it.

Red Snapper9

2007-10-08 14:25:34

Great shot, love the framing and perfect in b&w I saw this in the 10+ Faves group and Faved it.


2007-10-08 15:17:16

wondefully atmospheric photo. I saw this in the 10+ Faves group and Faved it.


2008-07-14 19:31:50

lovely mate. nice one


2008-09-04 10:47:24

Brilliant shot!

Andrew Mawby

2008-10-05 18:43:24

Great picture. Please would you post it to our group Settle-Carlisle Railway ? Thank you.


2008-12-15 15:34:57

A wonderful photo

Paul Cowell

2009-02-22 05:42:10

Just Beautiful - great timing, composition and PP

Bryn Isaac

2009-08-05 06:50:09

I really like this unn ...


2010-11-14 18:52:44

thanks so much for the cc licence !! atmospheric - beautiful !!


2012-08-13 14:43:37

Great shot!

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