Topics of particular interest are listed here, generally where photos have been taken over several visits.
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.
Norton Bridge Remodelling
Norton Bridge Remodelling
Some record photos of the work done at Norton Bridge on the West Coast Main Line in Staffordshire to improve this busy and conflict-plagued junction. All photos taken from public roads.