Transport Delights

Stourbridge Shuttle
Stourbridge Shuttle

Providing a link between the main line at Stourbridge Junction and the town of Stourbridge this small unit operates the short branch line, running a frequent service.

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Stourbridge Shuttle
Stourbridge Shuttle

This proves to be a popular and economic link which maintains the viability of the branch line. It should serve as an example for other short branch lines which could be reinstated throughout the country.

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Stourbridge Shuttle
Stourbridge Shuttle

This convenient service gives ready access to main line trains serving Kidderminster and Birmingham.

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Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct
Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct

Train departing Barmouth, about to enter the tunnel before crossing the bridge.

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Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct
Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct

Train crossing the bridge at the section which swung open to allow high vessels to gain access to the Mawddach estuary.

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Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct
Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct

At 699 metres in length this wooden viaduct is the longest in Wales and is a Grade II listed structure.

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Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct
Barmouth Bridge/Viaduct

This is the route of the Cambrian line which serves mid and north-west Wales, terminating at Pwllhelli. A path alongside allows use by pedestrains and cyclists.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

A record holding canal aqueduct, being the longest in Britain and the highest in the world.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The aqueduct is part of the Llangollen Canal, formerly the Shropshire Union Canal, and carries narrow boat traffic high above the River Dee. The towpath alongside is accessible for pedestrians, having originally served as a path for the horses which pulled the boats.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The aqueduct was completed in 1805. It has 18 stone arches and a cast iron trough.

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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

The design and construction was the work of civil engineers Thomas Telford and William Jessop.

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Ponycysyllte Aqueduct
Ponycysyllte Aqueduct

The aqueduct caused a sensation at its time of construction and still delights visitors to the area. Like all canals in Britain, its original purpose was to carry bulk freight. Nowadays it is a very popular route for leisure boating, providing a scenic route with views of the Dee valley.

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Llangollen Canal
Llangollen Canal

An access bridge over the canal close to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

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Bournemouth West Cliff Railway
Bournemouth West Cliff Railway

One of 3 cliff railways in Bournemouth, providing access to the beach from the cliffs above.

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Bournemouth West Cliff Railway
Bournemouth West Cliff Railway
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Bournemouth West Cliff Railway
Bournemouth West Cliff Railway
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Kyle of Lochalsh Station
Kyle of Lochalsh Station

The end of the line from Dingwall to Kyle of Lochalsh, one of the world's great railway journeys. Before the opening of the road bridge to Skye there was a link with the ferries to the island.

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Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway
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