The Way Is Blocked

Last summer, I hiked up the Little Garth to take some shots of the remains of Walnut Junction Viaduct. It’s normally a very easy walk (provided the ground is dry!), but this time the rains had brought more than just mud down onto the path … just don’t tell the missus that I scrambled over this thing both on the way up and on the way down 🙂

4 Comments

  1. Paul Miller says:
    September 25th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Excellent photograph, showing yet again that nature will always take back what was hers all along.
    As a frequent visitor to Cardiff, from my home in Derbyshire, and as a life long railway enthusiast I try and visit all old railway locations I can.
    My current obsession is Penrhos Junction, where the piers of the Barry Railway went over the line, and never a better example of railway building have I seen. Built to last forever. Nature is swiftly taking over though.
    Paul Miller.

  2. Paul Miller says:
    September 25th, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Excellent photograph, showing yet again that nature will always take back what was hers all along.
    As a frequent visitor to Cardiff, from my home in Derbyshire, and as a life long railway enthusiast I try and visit all old railway locations I can.
    My current obsession is Penrhos Junction, where the piers of the Barry Railway went over the line, and never a better example of railway building have I seen. Built to last forever. Nature is swiftly taking over though.
    Paul Miller.

  3. Steve Tarbet says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    A very interesting photograph and illustrating the fact that our old railways are being reclaimed by nature. I remember the Walnut Tree Viaduct fondly, together with the Drope Viaduct further down the line. I clearly recall back in 1968 as a lad walking over the viaduct and even descending by ladders to the under-walk. Walnut Tree was unique and never to be forgotten – at least some of the piers still exist! It is such a tragedy however that such proud structures had to be demolished – to me, simply institutionised vandalism. Ah well, we have our memories which they cannot take away…as for the Drope Viaduct, we will have to leave that for another occasion.

  4. Steve Tarbet says:
    December 19th, 2008 at 8:47 am

    A very interesting photograph and illustrating the fact that our old railways are being reclaimed by nature. I remember the Walnut Tree Viaduct fondly, together with the Drope Viaduct further down the line. I clearly recall back in 1968 as a lad walking over the viaduct and even descending by ladders to the under-walk. Walnut Tree was unique and never to be forgotten – at least some of the piers still exist! It is such a tragedy however that such proud structures had to be demolished – to me, simply institutionised vandalism. Ah well, we have our memories which they cannot take away…as for the Drope Viaduct, we will have to leave that for another occasion.

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