mb - Ribblehead Viaduct with Train

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Comments (11)

Omar Gobbi on April 17, 2011

hola May esta es una impresionante fotografia, de un muy bello paisaje, LIKE, un abrazo cordial desde Argentina. "Omar"

Manfred Vosseler on April 19, 2011

...excellent! Das gefällt mir :-)) like N°3

Liebe Grüße, Manfred

mbe21 on April 23, 2011

Hi May,

great photo, super timing to get the train crossing.

All the best.


cep_ on April 23, 2011

Fantastic shot

Like and YS

Best regards

ESTITXU Bilbao on April 25, 2011

Very beautiful viaduct, like countrysidy en England always is nice. Sincere greetings Estitxu.

kurt Oblak on July 15, 2011

Großartige Aufnahme,Like 6,gruß KURT

May M. B. (Swissmay) on August 30, 2011

Omar, muchas gracias por tu amable comentario, amigo! Un abrazo desde Suiza, May

Manfred, Kurt, herzlichen Dank! Der Zug kam gerade zur rechten Zeit mit etwas Wartezeit; auch wenn's kein Dampfross ist, habe ich mich trotzdem gefreut! Liebe Grüsse, May

Mick, Cep, Estitxu, thank you all so much! Yes, Mick, this time it paid to wait for a while. Thank you cep, for the F!

My best wishes to you, my friends, May

Denis Baldwin on November 1, 2012

Hi May, This picture is interesting. I first passed through this area in either 1958 or 1959 by bicycle. I came up the road from Settle and then turned right to go to Hawes (near your belt cattle) and then proceed over the Buttertubs to Swaledale and our cottage. It was quite dark by the time I reached Ribblehead, and I remember the sheeps eyes reflecting the light of the bicycle light. It was quite a ride. The locomotive is a Class 66 built for the English Welsh and Scottish Railway which came into being after British Rail was denationalized. This was actually financed by the Wisconsin Central Railway of the United States. The locomotive was built by General Motors Diesel of London, Ontario and the main frame T-members were actually made right here in Sault Ste Marie by the now closed Welded Beam Division of the former Algoma Steel Inc. This is now Essar Steel Algoma. For a while locomotives with the same maroon and gold colour scheme pulled the Agawa Canyon tour train from Sault Ste Marie. An interesting photograph.

Best regards from the Great Lakes country.

May M. B. (Swissmay) on November 3, 2012

Hi Denis, thank you very much for your interesting details about the train and its story and about your memories! I love to hear them, they complete the picture.

I hope Hurrican Sandy didn't quite get up to you, though in Google Earth it looked bad also around the Great Lakes.

All the best to you,


Seima I on December 8, 2014

Wonderful view!! Nice captured!


Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

♫ Swissmay 2 on January 15, 2015

Seima, thank you my friend!

Best wishes, May

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 17, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by ♫ Swissmay 2
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2010/05/28 10:54:39
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 42.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash