SD7681 : Trains passing at Blea Moor

taken 7 years ago, near to Ribblehead, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Trains passing at Blea Moor
Trains passing at Blea Moor
The freight train, hauling timber, has been held at the signals on the approach to Ribblehead viaduct, waiting for the Carlisle bound passenger train to come off the single line across the viaduct. The timber is most likely being taken to Chirk near Wrexham. (My thanks to Ian Taylor for letting me know).

The Kronospan plant at Chirk manufactures timber products such as MDF and chipboard. There was a short lived experiment to convey timber from Aberystwyth to Chirk by rail, but it was soon abandoned.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7602 8146 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.6972N 2:22.1601W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7609 8163
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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