Visiting the Hurst Green Cutting, on the railway through Ribblesdale that never was, it is not obvious where most of the 15,000 cubic yards of excavated material went to. At either end of the site are steep sided valleys that would have required bridges. This image, at the western end, shows what may have been some spoil beginning to form an embankment towards the viaduct that was never built. A public footpath runs past this peaceful spot, making this curiosity of the Railway Mania age relatively easy to visit after a bit of a hike.
Location: Hurst Green Cutting
Photographer: Mark Bartlett
Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett
Image number: 73576