View Full Version : anyone recognise this viaduct?

30-06-2013, 12:17 PM
Good morning all,

a fellow rail enthusiast in Holland has sent me the attached photographs. He tells me they are of an English railway viaduct. We have been looking and can't identify it. It's not the easiest thing to research and I'm unable to find a book specific to railway viaducts :) If anyone has any ideas please let me know as now it's become a challenge.


30-06-2013, 12:50 PM
Thought it might be the Welland viaduct in Leicestershire, as it looked familiar with the road running underneath. Closer inspection of the Welland proves me wrong. There is an entry on Wikipedia listing a large number of bridges and viaducts, many with pictures, if you have time for a hunt.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_railway_bridges_and_viaducts_in_the_United _Kingdom

hope this link is allowed.

30-06-2013, 07:19 PM
Thanks I'll take a look it'll keep me out of mischief

08-08-2013, 07:56 AM
Just stumbled across this rather interesting thread.
I'm not sure it's the Welland cause it's the wrong region. And as Silversurfer says on closer inspection it's not the same.
If you're still looking, try looking in the Great Western Region to narrow your search down.

08-08-2013, 08:20 PM
I was, not too long ago looking at viaducts, and I am sure that I have seen tis picture. Unfortunately I cannot remember where I saw it. I was looking at Viaducts to determine how they are built, or rather the geometry of them.

Postman Prat
07-09-2013, 12:41 PM

The two trains that I can identify are hauled by an LNER C1 (Great Northern Large Atlantic). I suggest Digswell/Welwyn viaduct, just south of Welwyn North station

07-09-2013, 12:50 PM
It is the Welwyn/Digswell viaduct. They built a station at each end so that Queen Victoria didn't have to cross it. She went by horse and coach between the two stations.

07-09-2013, 12:55 PM
I think Postman Prat is right. Can't find a photo from the same angle, but what I can find seem to tick all the right boxes.

WTD beat me to it!

07-09-2013, 01:42 PM
Is that Pullman stock being pulled?

Postman Prat
07-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Could well be (it's a bit far to be sure). I've read that one of the Pullmans, in the 1930s was a GNR Atlantic turn. The loco in the photo appears to be a C1.

21-01-2015, 09:23 PM
Thanks all. I've been off doing other stuff for a while, about 2 years off, and only just come back to check. I'll let my buddy in Holland know the answer. That must have been down to some impressive research or even more impressive if you knew it by sight. Thanks very much WTD and Postman.

Postman Prat
21-01-2015, 11:40 PM
You're welcome.
I know it by sight, as my wife's brother used to live by Welwyn North station.

22-01-2015, 08:33 AM
My friend lives close to it and travels to work in London from Welwyn.