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Whichever had this viaduct wins my vote...

 

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I do agree that the Woodhead closure was a crime. 1500 V DC is quite usable in this day and age, although obviously not ideal.

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21 hours ago, great northern said:

But a bit irrelevant to this thread, don't you think?

 

I have removed the pic of the clean 60114, even though 8 people liked it and you had just done a few pics of W P Allen at PN,  point taken.

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32 minutes ago, robmcg said:

Whichever had this viaduct wins my vote...

 

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I do agree that the Woodhead closure was a crime. 1500 V DC is quite usable in this day and age, although obviously not ideal.

 

That'll be the Belah viaduct on the South Durham and Lancashire Union, so part of it comes under North East (it was part of the NER).

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Durham_and_Lancashire_Union_Railway

 

Just down the road from Bleath Gill

 

However, the vote from the Figworthy jury is for the Woodhead route.

 

Adrian

 

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1 hour ago, robmcg said:

 

I have removed the pic of the clean 60114, even though 8 people liked it and you had just done a few pics of W P Allen at PN,  point taken.

Rob, I have no wish to fall out with you, or with anyone else for that matter, but the time had come for a reminder. This is my thread, and is mainly about my layout. I take photographs of my layout with my camera, and I photoshop them. I do not photoshop other people's images, and in general terms I do not put images on other people's threads.

 

You do have a tendency to do that, and probably without realising you are doing it, you begin to do it more frequently. I think that is why the complaints that have caused you distress in the past have been made.

 

The connection that made you feel that a photoshopped image of a blue A1 was appropriate to put on here was tenuous, to say the least, and I have to say that it did irritate me. The fact that it got 8 likes is irrelevant. It had nothing to do with my layout, or anything we were discussing. You are welcome on here, but I do ask that you keep within the bounds which I consider to be reasonable.

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When I first read the subject of the latest poll yesterday (here in Oz) I started to write Woodhead but then I didn't think it qualified as I think of the NW as north of Manchester

 However, clearly it does fit so it certainly gets my vote. So Woodhead it is for me.

Andrew

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3 hours ago, David Bell said:

Gilbert,

 

Every time I hit the first page of your thread one phrase jumps out at me, along the lines of " I am not getting any younger" Well here we are, 11 years and nearly 2 million views later, you seem to be soldiering on pretty well. Thanks for the daily fix.

Cheers

David

 Unfortunately, as my body constantly reminds me, I am definitely eleven years older. The grunts and groans as I duck under the baseboards get louder every year. As you say though, just keep soldiering on.

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Woodhead 10, Cockermouth Keswick and Penrith 5, and virtually no other candidates.

 

Today we will consider the North East, and include lines across the Pennines from that area. But do not stray south of Northallerton.

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13 hours ago, great northern said:

 Unfortunately, as my body constantly reminds me, I am definitely eleven years older. The grunts and groans as I duck under the baseboards get louder every year. As you say though, just keep soldiering on.

I first read that as  just keep soldering on.  But I guess that's TW.....

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I can vote for the same line twice. :dancing:

 

"The boarder counties railway from Hexham to Riccarton Junction. Mainly because it had a station with the anglicised version of my surname, just on the right side of the boarder."

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NE of England, eh?

 

Wow, there are a lot to choose from, which is rather indicative of an area decimated by loss of rail routes. Several routes in contention in my mind, but I'm going to plump for:

 

The Stainmore route, ie from Darlington via Barnard Castle to Kirkby Stephen East.

 

Of course, you can these days do that journey very efficiently using 'Route 66' (A66 from Scotch corner) so does that make the closure of the Stainmore route 'stupid and short-sighted'? Certainly the road carries a lot of traffic that the railway once did - and probably at a much greater speed. The Stainmore railway was never noted for high speeds! But - hey - we're just having a bit of fun and another route I would have loved to travel on.

 

Close seconds? Wensleydale railway throughout (ie through Aysgarth and Hawes to Garsdale) and also the coastal railway north of Scarborough through Ravenscar and Robin Hood's Bay)

 

Lucky enough to be living in this part of the world these days so an exploration of the mortal remains of the railway over Stainmore is only an hour's drive away.

 

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Little explanation needed - 'Route 66' over on the right hand side

 

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The view just a mile further on. Line now dropping steeply towards the west. Beyond the road over-bridge in the mid-distance lies Bleath Gill, the site of THAT infamous snow film.

 

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Belah, minus viaduct. What a fantastic location.

 

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Steam and the railway lives on at Kirkby Stephen East. Quite what might ultimately become of this preservation scheme in anybody's guess.

 

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1 hour ago, LNER4479 said:

NE of England, eh?

 

Wow, there are a lot to choose from, which is rather indicative of an area decimated by loss of rail routes. Several routes in contention in my mind, but I'm going to plump for:

 

The Stainmore route, ie from Darlington via Barnard Castle to Kirkby Stephen East.

 

Of course, you can these days do that journey very efficiently using 'Route 66' (A66 from Scotch corner) so does that make the closure of the Stainmore route 'stupid and short-sighted'? Certainly the road carries a lot of traffic that the railway once did - and probably at a much greater speed. The Stainmore railway was never noted for high speeds! But - hey - we're just having a bit of fun and another route I would have loved to travel on.

 

Close seconds? Wensleydale railway throughout (ie through Aysgarth and Hawes to Garsdale) and also the coastal railway north of Scarborough through Ravenscar and Robin Hood's Bay)

 

Lucky enough to be living in this part of the world these days so an exploration of the mortal remains of the railway over Stainmore is only an hour's drive away.

 

IMG_7373.JPG

Little explanation needed - 'Route 66' over on the right hand side

 

IMG_7375.JPG

The view just a mile further on. Line now dropping steeply towards the west. Beyond the road over-bridge in the mid-distance lies Bleath Gill, the site of THAT infamous snow film.

 

IMG_7382.JPG

Belah, minus viaduct. What a fantastic location.

 

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Steam and the railway lives on at Kirkby Stephen East. Quite what might ultimately become of this preservation scheme in anybody's guess.

 

Doesnt the Wensleydale line still exist as a still expanding line with hopes to rebuild in its entirety? 

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1 hour ago, Denbridge said:

Doesnt the Wensleydale line still exist as a still expanding line with hopes to rebuild in its entirety? 

Only as far as Redmire (just as the scenery starts to open out). It's the missing link from there to Garsdale I was referring to.

 

In 1955, my late stepfather went on a MLS/SLS railtour which went out over Stainmore (routed out via Hellifield-Ingleton-Low Gill-Tebay) and returned via Wenselydale route to Garsdale and S&C. For the 5 miles from Hawes-Garsdale, it was a Compound and a D20 double-heading. What a grand day out that must have been!

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8 minutes ago, LNER4479 said:

Only as far as Redmire (just as the scenery starts to open out). It's the missing link from there to Garsdale I was referring to.

 

In 1955, my late stepfather went on a MLS/SLS railtour which went out over Stainmore (routed out via Hellifield-Ingleton-Low Gill-Tebay) and returned via Wenselydale route to Garsdale and S&C. For the 5 miles from Hawes-Garsdale, it was a Compound and a D20 double-heading. What a grand day out that must have been!

Ah right. I understood their intention was to re-instate the entire route. 

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4 minutes ago, Denbridge said:

Ah right. I understood their intention was to re-instate the entire route. 

Aysgarth (Falls) is a destination and then Hawes is a tourist honey pot. Then to connect up with S&C at Garsdale - wow, that WOULD be something. All sorts of travel and railtour permutations open up then.

 

One day ... maybe ... hopefully?

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