Saturday, 20 January 2018

Sowerby Bridge Railway Station (updates)

I have previously posted about Sowerby Bridge Railway Station and the pictures I have taken there, I recently added a couple of pictures and they in addition to the others can be seen below.













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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.

I originally took 6 pictures whilst passing the time, these have been lost over time and only 1 remains,  They were taken using a Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera.


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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

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 a total of 27 pictures which can all be seen below or on Clickasnap where they are full size, resolution and un-watermarked.

Taken at the bottom of North Dean Road, I had just crossed the River Calder via
Wilson Bridge and passed St Stephens Church.

























The copley valley and railway viaducts viewed from North Dean

This lane looks up towards Pickwood Scar, Norland. I'd not long since passed
over Donkey Bridge







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