The 1963 Beeching report suggested cutting back almost all the branch lines, about 5,000 miles of railway line and 2,363 stations, to keeping it short, he said all goods would eventually be transported by road, the short sightedness was that resulted in cluttered roads. Imagine how busy those branch lines would now be for commuters, although Sustrans are turning old lines into public ways, walking, cycling, horse riding, but they need to be maintained.
This sleeper probably has some real history behind it, its near the river Wharfe, possibly taken from the Ilkley to Skipton line after closure, the good news is that the now Embsay steam railway is hoping to extend from Bolton Abbey station to Addingham, but it would need to terminate before Addingham first school as that is now on the old route.
Most folks have heard about Blackpool but what about Morecambe? You can read some interesting facts about Morecambe, or as it was once known ‘Bradford by the sea.’ To enjoy this insight of all about then just click this link of Morecambe.
A good little piece about this gorgeous spot in Yorkshire, UK. Some years ago myself, and sons Matt and Jacob had a visit in heavy rain to Bolton Abbey and the strid wood, click the link to view all about it.
Today was my first bike ride of 2012, here are the details; Home, Ilkley, Nesfield, Addingham, Home, Dist; 10.69 Time; 1:05.57 Ave 9.7 A little breezy with the nice temperature and sun out. Keep an eye out for my eventual up and coming Sarcoidosis and exercise article.