A trip in to the BRM offices usually take me a couple of hours. This time however, one of the main roads on the way was being dug up leading to a half-hour long scenic diversion. Along the way though, there were sights to behold, so on the way back I took even longer but spent time with my camera snapping them.
The highlight has to be Harrington Viaduct. 82 arches long, covering three quarters of a mile, it's longest masonry viaduct across a valley in Britain.
Standing underneath it, the thing is amazing. Arches stretch out into the distance. From a mile away you can appreciate the length but it's from underneath you can appreciate the scale best. At it's highest, the track is 60ft from the valley floor.
Not really a practical modelling project, although ModelRail featured a fantastic long stone viaduct recently so it can be done, this ought to be a popular focus for railway enthusiasts but it's a bit remote for many I suppose. However, if you fancy the trip, there are other interesting sights in the area, as I'll show tomorrow.