Monday, 1 August 2011

Old Railway Bridge

Old railway bridge

On holiday last year we walked down part of an old railway line and I took a photo of a bridge.  The brickwork seems in very good condition considering it's 40 years since the line closed, but I expect it has had some maintenance to keep the bridge safe for walkers.  Looking at this bridge I can't help imagining the wooden railings being removed and a small narrow gauge steam train running across it.  Walking down the line I realised that all the trees must have grown since the line was closed, probably most of them in the first few years.  It's interesting to see how quickly nature recolonises.


Nick Wilford said...

Hi John, nice bridge. My dad always used to take us for walks on old railway lines. It's funny how often you might not notice unless you knew it was there.

Have you been to the Lakeside and Haverthwaite railway at Windermere? We were there last summer. Amazing cream tea at Lakeside station!

Zabdiel said...

No, I've not been there. I didn't know there was a steam railway at Windermere. We've not been to the Lakes since we were there with you. It was 7 years ago, and seems such a long time ago now.