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Unsafe bridge.

Discussion in 'Pre Grouping (pre 1923),' started by Max Castril, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Max Castril

    Max Castril New Member

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    I love this photo. The 230 metre viaduct over River Gor was declared unsafe in 1907 and so passengers had to cross on foot. It actually started to sink before it was even finished, so the railway company had to deconstruct part of it and rebuild the stonework base (unfortunately, this didn't work either). There obviously wasn't the same concern for the driver and fireman! Please see http://www.gssr.es/viaduct.php

    I love the clothes and the straw hats that they wore in those days in Spain, as well as the looks on their faces.

    The loco pulling the mixed train is probably a Neilson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neilson_and_Company

    There is an excellent website by a friend of mine called Don Gaunt ( https://faydon.com/ ) who wrote an excellent book about the Great Southern of Spain Railway, now, sadly, out of print. Also, mine is nearing completion (I hope) - www.gssr.es

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