Duke of Gloucester passes over Ribblehead viaduct with a special from York to Carlisle, England

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British Railways Steam at 40 miles from Leeds, United Kingdom by davehewitt - Duke of Gloucester passes over Ribblehead viaduct with a special from York to Carlisle

North Yorkshire: Ribblehead viaduct

North Yorkshire: Ribblehead viaduct

Ribblehead, Yorkshire.

Aerial of Britain’s most famous and unusual landscapes Yorkshire-by world-renowned aerial photographer Jason

Credit: John Bentley/Alamy Settle › CarlisleThe line runs through the Yorkshire Dales and north Pennines, built by more than 6,000 navvies, who created a line of startling grandeur under the most severe conditions. The remains of one of their camps, Batty Green, can still be seen near Ribblehead, where workers also constructed a huge viaduct that carries the line high over a valley.

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Long journey … a train approaches Ribblehead viaduct on the Settle to Carlisle line.

Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire

Ribblehead Viaduct, North Yorkshire (by the octagon)

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