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Monday, 1 May 2017

A Staggeringly Beautiful Landscape

Our (FoSCL's) four web cameras along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line display live images worldwide and among the most popular cameras is the one that overlooks the Ribblehead Viaduct, mounted on the Stationmaster's House at Ribblehead station. Not just live pictures but hourly stills too, plus the motion activated pictures as trains pass. Railcam's dedicated volunteers weed these images to avoid a build-up of repetitive monotony but they leave for posterity the more interesting ones.

I have just stumbled across this amazing image from late March this year which escaped my notice at the time:

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It well illustrates the way the weather can change, for better or worse, in the high Pennines. And for comparison:

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