SCRCA Image: 247780_2012-05-05_MRH_BV_SAC-66-RHV_Detail-Datestone-NE-2

Image
Ribblehead Viaduct: Close-up view of the north-eastern datestone (1875)
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Ribblehead Viaduct: Close-up view of the north-eastern datestone (1875)
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3: Detail views
Image Contributor
SCRCA Project Contributor: Mark R. Harvey
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This close-up view shows the datestone (1875) above the centre pier of Ribblehead Viaduct. During the restoration works of 1988 - 1992, the numerals were treated, sealed, then painted with gold leaf. One of the renewed downpipes is also visible in this image: these allow water draining from the trackbed to be channelled away from the masonry, thereby reducing the risk of water and frost damage.