Sunday, 14 January 2018

The Calder & Hebble Navigation. Copley Footbridge to Viaduct.

This set of pictures available to view on here, Flickr and some exclusively to Clickasnap were taken on The Calder & Hebble Navigation Canal between Copley Footbridge and Copley Railway Viaduct. The distance between the bridges is only 1.75 furlongs (0.2mile / 0.35kms) and I have walked it many times take plenty of pictures over the last 4 years.

There are 14 pictures to view on Flickr and here. The 8 pictures on Clickasnap can only be seen there via the links below. Please take a moment to view any of my pictures on Clickasnap as each view of over 10 Seconds helps to support my photography and blog.

Copley Footbridge to Viaduct along the Calder & Hebble.
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Calder & hebble Between Copley Footbridge and Viaduct 2.

Calder & Hebble Tow Path 2.





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Footpath under Copley Railway Viaduct

Copley Viaduct Arching Up

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Snow at Mearclough Bridge.

I have previously posted about Mearclough Bridge with 16 pictures featured taken around the bridge over the last 4 years. These pictures were taken during a recent snowfall that landed on Calderdale at the bridge. To see my previous post on the bridge look here. As well as pictures it features a little on the history of the crossing.

The snow fell on the 29th December and was a few inches deep, although by the end of the same day heavy rain had followed and washed the snow from lower ground away. There are a total of 9 pictures to view from this set. There are 3 available only on Clickasnap via the links below as well as 6 to view here and on Flickr. They were taken using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

Snow at Mearclough Bridge
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Taken from the centre of the bridge looking west towards Mearclough Wear. It shows the River Calder during the snow fall.

Taken from alongside the canal bridge north of the river crossing. The picture looks across Mearclough Bridge during the first light coverings of snow.

Looking from the south east corner of the bridge along the River Calder as the snow was falling.

The following pictures are from my Flickr album.
The River Calder East from Mearclough Bridge 

Cross Roads at Mearclough Bridges.
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Saturday, 6 January 2018

The East Coast Main Line, Berwick upon Tweed.

This is a small set of just 6 pictures taken on Monday 26th May 2015. I happened to be in heading down from Scotland and had a an hour to pass north of Berwick Upon Tweed, unfortunately I was unable to go far as I was at Ramparts Business Park due to work and the only interesting thing within a short distance was the railway that passes the industrial estate. I would have liked to have crossed it and explored the coast line but sadly the nearest crossing point over the line was approx. 2 miles away. 

The line is the East Coast Main Line connecting Scotland with Newcastle and beyond. Whilst there I pictured a Virgin East Coast Mainline service which runs from London to Edinburgh. The other service that past was the Cross Country which connects Cornwall with Scotland.

There are 4 pictures to view here and on Flickr, as well as an additional 2 available on Clickasnap. They were taken using a Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera.

Empty Railway North of Berwick upon Tweed.

Voyager 220 Train on the East Coast Main Line.
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Train heading North at Berwick.

Virgin Train on the East Coast Main.
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Monday, 1 January 2018

Copley Viaduct, West Yorkshire.

The 23 arch Copley Viaduct crossers the valley connecting Halifax with Sowerby Bridge and beyond by rail. Although railways came to Calderdale in 1841 Halifax was not connected to the rail network until a single track branch line was built from Greetland to Shaw Syke in 1844. This made trains for Manchester indirect and in 1852 this was addressed by the completion of the Copley Viaduct.

The viaduct carries the railway across the valley bottom including the River Calder, Calder & Hebble Navigation as well as the A6026 Wakefield Road. The viaduct was granted Grade II listed status on the 19 July 1988. 

The pictures have been taken at various times and locations around the viaduct over the last 4 years. There a total of 26 pictures available to view with 6 featured only on Clickasnap with an additional 20 available here and on Flickr.

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Taken on the 1st January 2016, looking along the viaduct with the River Calder behind me. The viaduct was partially covered with fog.

Taken in October 2017 it shows the Calder & Hebble underneath 1 of the arches of the viaduct.

Taken in October 2016 looking up along the brickwork of the arch. This is a lack and White picture.

Copley Railway Viaduct.
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The Snicket at Copley Viaduct.
Taken in October 2017, this shows a path running towards the viaduct between the River Calder and Copley Cricket Ground.

River Calder towards Copley Viaduct.
The Viaduct and River Calder pictured on the 8th March 2014.

Start of Copley Viaduct.
Taken in November 2016. I had to climb a steep embankment to take this. I would like to make it clear I had help, safety equipment, and at no stage did I enter within the area beyond the wall top you can see or anywhere to be considered dangerous. It is dangerous to enter within any railway areas and I would never encourage anyone to do this.

Copley Viaduct and Railway Bridge.

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Taken in February 2014 looking across the cricket pavilion towards the viaduct.

Looking across the arches and woodland underneath taken from approx. half way up the railway embankment in November 2016.

Taken in October 2017 with my back to the viaduct looking along the River Calder.

Copley Viaduct 2.
I took this in February 2014. It looks along the viaduct in the direction of Norland with the Calder & Hebble canal behind me.

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Sunday, 31 December 2017

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A North Dean Woods Winter.

North Dean Woods are a typical example of British Woodland through the ages. They can be found on the outskirts of Greetland, Calderdale stretching from the valley bottom alongside the River Calder to the top of the hill, just below Norland. There are many paths to walk through the wood, but for these sets of pictures I took the one that starts at Wilson Bridge alongside St Stephens Church, up through the woods along North Dean Road, before following a woodland Path and finishing just before Donkey Bridge which is below Pickwood Lane, Norland.

There had been a reasonable snowfall the night and early morning before I set off for my walk so the ground was covered with approx. 4 - 5cms of snow. There are 46 pictures that can be viewed in 2 albums on Clickasnap, Flickr and here. The 15 images available in the Clickasnap album can only be seen there. The 31 on Flickr can be seen there as well as here. They were taken on the 29th December using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera.

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Winter at North Dean Woods.
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Snow covered Gate at North Dean Woods.

Snow at North Dean Woods 9.

Snow at North Dean Woods 10.

Gate at a Snowy North Dean Woods.

Snow at North Dean Woods 18.

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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Brockholes Railway Station, West Yorkshire.

Brockholes Railway Station serves the village of Brockholes, Approx. 4 miles to the south of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire on the Penistone Line.

The station opened in 1850 and was the junction for the Holmfirth Branch Line which also opened on the same day. The station was known as Brockholes Junction for a time during the 19th century but had long since returned to Brockholes by the time of the Holmfirth Branch Lines closure 1959. The Beeching report in 1963 had marked the line and station for closure. In April 1966 the Ministry of Transport refused the closure of the line but due to goods traffic having ended in 1965 the station became an unmanned halt 4 months later. Some of the station buildings were demolished during the 1970's and the Station Masters house and offices on the up platform were sold in to private ownership. Again closure of the line was discussed during the 1980's. Arrangements were made in 1987 to keep the line open and the double track was reduced to a single line in 1989 with only the down platform still in use.

The station now offers limited facilities with a small shelter on the in use platform. The disused platform and buildings have been restored complete with heritage signage. It currently handles approx. 60000 passengers annually.

There are 7 pictures to view taken at the station on May 21 2016 using a Nikon d3300 SLR camera. 6 can be seen on Flickr with 1 exclusive to Clickasnap via the link and 5 available on both platforms.

Brockholes Railway Station, Huddersfield.
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Brockholes Lane Railway Bridge at Brockholes Railway Station.
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Closed Former Station Building at Brockholes Railway Station.
The restored former station house and offices. This can also be seen on Clickasnap by clicking here.
Railway Platforms at Brockholes Railway Station.
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The picture shows the restored former station buildings in colour with the heritage signage.

A partial black and white picture with the track bed still in colour. Shows the railway heading in the direction of Huddersfield taken from the in use platform.

Taken from the end of the in use platform in the direction of Penistone looking across both the closed and open parts of the station.

Former Railway Station at Brockholes Railway Station.

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The Calder & Hebble Navigation. Copley Footbridge to Viaduct.

This set of pictures available to view on here, Flickr and some exclusively to  Clickasnap were taken on The Calder & Hebble Navigati...