Ribblehead Viaduct by Steve  Liptrot

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Ribblehead Viaduct is a railway viaduct across the valley of the River Ribble at Ribblehead, in North Yorkshire, Northern England.
It is the longest and most famous viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, a railway line passing through some spectacular British scenery. Ribblehead railway station is located less than half a mile to the south of the viaduct.
Designed by the engineer John Sydney Crossley. The first stone was laid on 12 October 1870 and the last in 1874. It is 104 feet (32 m) high and spans 440 yards (402 m). It is made up of twenty-four arches. It is located at the foot of the mountain of Whernside.
The viaduct is curved, and so may be seen by passengers on the train. The train journey from Settle to Carlisle is short enough to allow the Yorkshire Dales holidaymaker to make a return day trip (steam-hauled, in the tourist season) including a few hours in the border town of Carlisle.

Nikon D80 – Nikkor 18-105mm VR lens – ND4 grad

Featured in the Beautiful North – UK group AUG 2010.
Featured in the England in Black & White group JUNE 2011.
Featured in the High Quality Images group FEB 2013.
Featured in the Photographer’s Craft group FEB 2013.
Featured in the Where on Earth is this? group FEB 2013.

Runner up in the Trains Challenge – Bridges & Viaducts SEP 2009.
Winner of the Architecture British Isles – On the Railway MAR 2011.


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I originate from Lancashire but now I am based in Blaenavon, South Wales. I am an Aerospace technician and amateur photographer which takes me all over the UK.

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  • LudaNayvelt
    LudaNayveltalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Luda, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • roybarry
    roybarryalmost 5 years ago

    Absolute steamy magnificence!

  • Thanks Roy

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Very stunning in B&W Steve….well captured !!

  • Cheers mate, appreciated

    – Steve Liptrot

  • mikebov
    mikebovalmost 5 years ago

    great atmosphere Steve
    Did this trip several years ago with my sons

  • Thanks Mike

    – Steve Liptrot

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 5 years ago

    Great shot Steve, you certainly have captured the moment!

  • Thank you very much John

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Olga Zvereva
    Olga Zverevaalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, Steve!

  • Thanks Olga

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 5 years ago

    Terrific capture Steve!!!

  • Thanks Kate. I didn’t get wet this time!

    – Steve Liptrot

  • adgray
    adgrayalmost 5 years ago

    I so wanna ride the trains of the world and this one too!
    awesome shot mate! ☼
    Chookas! ♥

  • Thank you so much

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot of a wonderful train on a terrific viaduct. Congrats.

  • One of my fave places. Thanks

    – Steve Liptrot

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Scott

    – Steve Liptrot

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