A high up view of Smardale gill viaduct, 553 ft long 90 ft high. It was built to hold a double track, but only ever held a single track. So the one track was slewed in such a way as to spread the weight of the train evenly over the viaduct. Today the track bed between Smardale and Ravenstonedale station is a nature reserve and public walk, so all the viaduct carries now is walkers. Picture by Neil Thexton.
Copyright of Mark Keefe from Stainmore Railway Company