SE1838 : Railway bridge at Thackley

taken 15 days ago, near to Esholt, Bradford, Great Britain

Railway bridge at Thackley
Railway bridge at Thackley
The bridge carries the electrified Midland Line (Leeds-Skipton-Carlisle) across the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. One of the local Skipton to Leeds trains is seen passing as two cyclists approach the bridge.
Leeds and Liverpool Canal :: SD8842
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the longest canal in Northern England at 127 miles long. The first of the trans-Pennine canals it took 46 years to build at a cost of five times the original budget, mainly because of the length and complexity of the route. It passes through 91 locks with a summit level of 487 feet at Foulridge near Nelson and Colne. It was originally conceived in the 18th century to carry woollen goods from Leeds and Bradford and limestone from Skipton but in its 19th century heyday it carried stone, coal and many other goods. The impact of the railways was not as great as with other canals and commercial traffic continued along the main canal until 1964. Regular work stopped in 1972 when the movement of coal to Wigan Power Station ceased. In the latter part of the 20th century the leisure potential of the canal was developed and it is now a popular destination for cruising, fishing, walking and cycling. See LinkExternal link for detailed information.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stephen Craven and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SE1838, 106 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Image Type ?
type:geograph 
Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Railways  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1866 3865 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.6258N 1:43.0729W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1867 3867
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Leeds and Liverpool Canal  Railway Bridge  Cyclists  Electric Multiple Unit  Class 333 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

This page has been viewed about 5 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register