Sunrise over Little Petherick Creek off the River Camel just east of Padstow.
This attractive curving iron bridge was built by the North Cornwall Railway, later London and Southwestern Railway in 1899 when the line was extended from Wadebridge to Padstow. Padstow at the end of the “Withered Arm” was the final destination of the Atlantic Coast Express from London Waterloo but the line was closed completely in October 1966., It is now part of the Camel Trail foot and cycle path.
HFF & have a great weekend.
20 Sep 2021
Mevagissey Cornwall 20th September 2021
The picture postcard scene at Mevagissey harbour.
28 Aug 2021
Worksop Nottinghamshire 28th August 2021
Seen from the footbridge Northern Class 150 diesel multiple unit 150228 approaches Worksop station over Carlton Road level crossing with 2P80 the 16.30 Lincoln Central to Sheffield service.
By the crossing is Worksop East signal box built for the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1880-1885. A new box assumed control of the entire Worksop area, replacing Shireoaks Station, Shireoaks Junction and Worksop West. Worksop East was retained as a gate box.
Worksop station was opened in July 1849 by the Sheffield and Lincolnshire Junction Railway, part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. Today as well as Lincoln trains it is also the northern terminus of the Robin Hood Line from Nottingham and Mansfield (the section from the latter town was re-opened to passengers on 25 May 1998).
HFF and have a great weekend
14 Jun 2021
Plateau Mountain Alberta Canada 5th August 1982
Mobil Oil Canadian Tectonic Seminar.
The Plateau Mountain Ecological Reserve (although it wasn't called that in 1982) is quite a windswept place at a height of over 8000ft. We made a lunch stop here. The grass covered patterned ground in front is caused by periglacial conditions which shatter the Permian Rocky Mountain quartzite, by thawing & refreezing, into polygonal patterns. This is the crest of an anticline and the quartzite is almost flat-lying.
It may be Ecological but in fact it is home to the highest gas well in Canada - Savanna Creek-3A drilled in 1952 at 8132 ft. East of the McConnell Thrust, the zone of highly imbricated and deformed Mesozoic to Tertiary rocks around 50 km wide, forms the Foothills where the Lower Carboniferous & Devonian oil and gas fields are found.
The mountains in the background about 9 miles away to the west are in the High Rock Range, on the Alberta/British Columbia boundary, which lies above the Lewis Thrust and forms the Continental Divide. The peaks are in the 9000-10,000 ft range. Mount O'Rourke, left, Mount Pierce, centre, the highest peak right of centre is Mount Farquar with Mounts Holcroft & Scrimger to the right
26 Jan 2019
Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 26th January 2019
On the Saturday of the 2019 Winter Gala I was rostered fireman on visiting Great Western Railway Manor 4-6-0 7802 Bradley Manor.
On our first trip we had double-headed with Modified Hall 6990 Witherslack Hall on the 09.00 train to Leicester but this shot was taken prior to our second trip, the 11.15, and we were waiting in the Down Loop in Loughborough as 6990 departed steamily out of the station with the 10.45 train.
22 Feb 2018
Liverpool Street London 22nd February 2018
British Railways Standard 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell at the head of its train at London Liverpool Street station awaits the off, destination Norwich.
This was the first time I had taken a train from Liverpool Street since the 1980s and I was shocked by the Birmingham New Street gloom of the country end of the platforms. I knew the station had been rebuilt but the remaining splendid trainshed beyond fooled me into thinking it had not been too badly butchered. Greater Anglia DVT electric 82133 on the left looks more at home in this sterile environment than a Britannia.
The wreath was carried in memory of Richard 'Dick' Hardy, a great railwayman, speaker, author and well-respected man who died the previous Sunday at the age of 93.
28 Aug 2021
Newstead Abbey Mansfield Nottinghamshire 28th August 2021
A visit to Newstead Abbey north of Nottingham the former home of Lord Byron. The priory of St. Mary of Newstead, a house of Augustinian Canons, was founded by King Henry II of England about the year 1170. It was converted to a domestic home in 1540 following the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
HFF to everyone and have a great weekend.
26 Aug 2017
Ben Nevis Scotland 26th August 2017
The summit of Ben Nevis is just about free of clouds. Taken from the footplate of 62005 on the Jacobite alongside Loch Eil on our last run of the week. The weather wasn't this fine the rest of the week!
13 Feb 2007
Thorpe Marsh Power Station Yorkshire 13th February 2007
One less coal-fired power station.
The cooling towers of the Thorpe Marsh Power Station which closed in 1994. The generator, control room, etc, were demolished some years ago but the towers lasted until 2012.
HFF & have a great weekend.