SE3457 : Train on the viaduct

taken 2 years ago, near to Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Train on the viaduct
Train on the viaduct
A Leeds - Knaresborough train has terminated in the station, then reversed onto the viaduct in order to change platforms before its next journey to Leeds.
Knaresborough viaduct
Grade II* Listed the railway viaduct was completed by Thomas Grainger in 1851 to carry a branch of the Leeds & Thirsk Railway (Leeds Northern Railway) three years after the first viaduct had collapsed into the river as it neared completion. The four-span bridge stands 78ft high above the water, each span measuring 56ft 9in across. Approximately 350ft long the replacement bridge cost 9,803.00 to construct.
Harrogate Line
The Harrogate Line is a rail line through parts of North Yorkshire and the West Yorkshire Metro area connecting Leeds to York by way of Harrogate and Knaresborough. The service is operated by Northern Rail, with a few additional workings by East Coast. Metro's bus and rail MetroCard ticket is available for journeys between Leeds and Harrogate. The line opened in 1848.
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 April, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 3473 5705 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:0.4985N 1:28.2942W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 34726 57194
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