Leaderfoot Viaduct

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by mstphoto, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    Spent last week in our Motorhome touring around the Scottish Borders.
    Came across this magnificent structure so fired off 3 shots and stitched them in Lightroom CC

    Leaderfoot Viaduct is a railway viaduct over the River Tweed near Melrose in the Scottish Borders.
    The viaduct was opened on 16 November 1863 to carry the Berwickshire Railway, which connected Reston with St Boswells, via Duns and Greenlaw.

    The railway was severely damaged by flooding during August 1948, with 7 bridges on the line falling, and the line closed to passenger traffic on 13 August 1948. Freight trains continued to run across the viaduct as far as Greenlaw until 19 July 1965.

    In 1981, the poor condition of the viaduct meant that it was due to be demolished.

    It was upgraded from Category B to A listing in 1986.
    Historic Scotland took over control of the viaduct from British Rail in 1996.

    a6300 + SZ 16-70 f4, 3 images stitched in LR CC

    32290313174_dd188b20c4_h. Leaderfoot Viaduct by Mike Stephen, on Flickr
     
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  2. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Mike, expensive river for salmon fishing here. Lol....I can only dream.

    Nice capture btw.
     
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  3. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    There were quite a few fishing the Tweed while we were there.
    An expensive day out considering its "Catch & Release" at this time of year
     
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  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Dave
    Neat structure
     
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  5. runnerpsu

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    Nice composition!
     
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  6. mstphoto

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    Thanks Guys ;)
     
  7. BJW

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    Bruce
    Beautiful view! Well done.
    bruce
     
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  8. mstphoto

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    Cheers Bruce ;)
     
  9. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
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    Nick
    Beautiful scene and photo!
     
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  10. mstphoto

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    Mike Stephen
    Thanks Nick
     
  11. Nino Xerri

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    Nino Xerri
    Lovely image Mike. Very serene scene.