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Sunset at Eynsford Viaduct by Dave Godden

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Eynsford Viaduct spans the River Darent at Eynsford in Kent, UKCanon EOS1000D RAW processed using Topaz Adjust in Photoshop CS5

This impressive nine-arched red-brick viaduct is a prominent feature on the line to the delightfully-named ‘’Bat & Ball’’ station. The structure was built by the independent ‘’Sevenoaks Railway’‘, incorporated in 1859 to link the ’’Chatham’’ main line with the market town of Sevenoaks. The branch was initially single-track, seeing its first services on 2nd June 1862, but the viaduct was built to accommodate two tracks from the outset, because the line was doubled in the following year. A Maidstone extension from Otford opened on 1st June 1874, this again single-track, but following in the footsteps of the original Bat & Ball line, this was soon doubled, two-track working commencing on 11th August 1875. The viaduct has nine arches of 30-foot span, and rises to a height of 75-feet above the valley.

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eynsford, viaduct, railway, bridge, brick, sunset, glare, river, darent, kent, high, rural, meadow, water, stream, sun, sky, clouds, blue, topaz, hdr, hdri, canon

Comments

  • Kim Slater
    Kim Slaterover 2 years ago

    Very nice Dave – a fave

  • I thank you :-) most kind Kim :-))

    – Dave Godden

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

    A beautiful land way
    with a creek passing through,
    lines and arches
    a magnificent view.

    Pleasant to look at,
    to my eyes it’s fun,
    and the crowning glory
    that incredible sun!

    A very good capture Dave… and reading the history was a bonus.

    Rog

  • Thanks very much and the words Rog appreciated

    – Dave Godden

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonover 2 years ago

  • Thanks very much for the feature Rog :-)

    – Dave Godden

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireover 2 years ago

    Perfect light and sunset colors – looks like the viaduct captured the sun ;)

  • Thanks very much indeed :-)

    – Dave Godden

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27over 2 years ago

    beautiful capture really really beautiful

  • Thanks very much and thanks for the fave :-)

    – Dave Godden

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManover 2 years ago

    Impressive viaduct, well captured Dave.

  • Thanks a lot Alex, it looks huge when approaching along the valley and driving under it.

    – Dave Godden

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 2 years ago

    Nice light coming under the bridge Dave. Well done.

  • Thanks Christine :-)

    – Dave Godden

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image! :D

  • Thanks Julie and thanks for the fave :-)

    – Dave Godden

  • KRphotog
    KRphotogover 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thanks very much :-)

    – Dave Godden

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenover 2 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks Tracy :-)

    – Dave Godden

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