Photos from Monsal Head of Monsal Dale – Derbyshire – Midland Railway

I came across an old postcard recently, which shows a northbound train crossing Monsal Dale Viaduct (actually the correct name is Headstone Viaduct) c 1908:-

Monsal Head Viaduct then

My photo below is the scene as it is now with the railway being part of a footpath across the viaduct.

rsz_monsal_head_viaduct_now

Oh what could have been if in the the 1950’s and 60’s we had been more forward looking and not closed many of our railways! By the way check how the trees have grown by comparing the two photos.

Check out the Wikipedia page at:-
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsal_Dale

A shot of the River Wye which flows through Monsal Dale taken from the viaduct.

A shot of the River Wye which flows through Monsal Dale taken from the viaduct.

The photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

HS3 needed – Now here’s a subject where I agree with Liverpool’s Socialist Mayor

The Government needs to press ahead with High Speed 2 and start planning new faster train projects in order to improve trade links and help rebalance the economy, according to the Mayor of Liverpool. Joe Anderson said that the Government must ignore critics of the controversial infrastructure project, as HS2 is vital to boosting the economic recovery in the North. He added that the Government should also be drawing up plans for High Speed 3 now in order to sustain the jobs and economic growth momentum generated by HS2.

With thanks to the LGiU for this story.