SD7235 : Whalley Viaduct with Sprinter train

taken 4 years ago, near to Billington, Lancashire, Great Britain

Whalley Viaduct with Sprinter train
Whalley Viaduct with Sprinter train
Viewed from the north bank of the river Calder.

Whalley Viaduct
Probably one of the most photographed structures in this part of Lancashire, the brick viaduct dominates the town of Whalley and is visible from miles around. Built under engineer Flannagan, it uses both red and blue bricks for its 48 arches.

Built for the Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway, it was opened to traffic on 21 June 1850 after delays due to collapse of the partially built viaduct during construction. Passenger services on the Ribble Valley line ceased in September 1962 but resumed in 1994.

It is, as you might expect, a listed structure (list entry 1164458) but surprisingly only grade 2.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 December, 2015
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
River (from Tags)
Calder (Lancashire) 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 727 359 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.1625N 2:24.9512W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 730 360
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Railway Viaduct  Grade II Listed  Sprinter 

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