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Thirlmere Aqueduct
Thirlmere Aqueduct
The Thirlmere Aqueduct is a 96-mile long water supply system built by the Manchester Corporation Water Works between 1890 and 1925. The aqueduct was built to carry approximately 55,000,000 imperial gallons per day of water from Thirlmere Reservoir in the Lake District to Manchester.
The majority of the aqueduct was built by cut-and-cover and so is only just below ground level. To ensure continuous access by maintenance staff, in most places where the route crossed a road or field boundary, a gate was built. These have a characteristic construction with stone stoops and iron gate, with spiked staves.
There are also a large number of valve houses, each built of stone and with a green painted door.
The MCWW TA (as displayed on pretty much every piece of hardware) also has some interesting engineering structures on the route, a few of which are pictured here.
2013
Peloponnese Railtour April 2013
Peloponnese Railtour April 2013
Part of a ten-day holiday in Greece, this railtour traversed all the available metre gauge track in the Peloponnese peninsula between 11 and 15 April 2013. The tour was organised by Andrew Jones and Phil Wormald, to whom many thanks for a really excellent trip. About 60 people, mostly British, took part. See trip report.
11th April 2013: Railtour day 1, Patra to Pyrgos and Katakolo
12th April 2013: Railtour day 2, Pyrgos to Kalamata
13th April 2013: Railtour day 3, Kalamata to Korinthos via Napflio
14th April 2013: Railtour day 4, Korinthos to Kyparissia via Megalopolis
15th April 2013: Railtour day 5, Kyparissia to Patra
For other photos taken on the same holiday, see here.
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