Smardale Gill Viaduct

Viewed close up from the south-west, both the curvature and gradient on the viaduct are fairly obvious - the line climbed from right to left, reaching an 889' summit at Sandy Bank, not far to the west, before descending to Ravenstonedale and Tebay. Not so obvious in this view is the fact that the viaduct was built to double track width, albeit the Kirkby Stephen to Sandy Bank section always seems to have been single track, latterly extended westwards to Ravenstonedale.  25th May 2017

Location: Smardale Gill Viaduct

Company: South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway

Photographer: Bill Jamieson

Contact photographer: Bill Jamieson

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Date: 25/05/2017

Image number: 60761

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