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    Absolute top notch!


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    thank you all.your comments are lovely.well worth the hours getting out there and doing the photos and compiling the report.glad you liked it
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    really really liked this mate, as a lover of railways this really hit my spot. thanks for taking the time to do it

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    I have a complaint Mikey


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    Interesting subject, great selection of photos with a nicely balanced mix of fact and personal comment. Loved it!

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    Epic,damned good project to go for, Loved it, Thanks
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    As a railwayman almost going into 40 years service this is a detailed and fantastic report, a few mistakes, but I'll let you off. The bridges are now grade 2 listed and cannot be destroyed. The railway company will lift tracks and leave station buildings derelict but they cannot destroy bridges (I'm glad!). The building with the enquiries sign on it is my favourite as it is still in original, needs a few repairs though.
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    thank yours.sorry it had to end druid..i did not think high that the standard bridges were listed I thought they were just left because of still in use by roads etc.sorry about the mistakes ha ha
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    Superb bit of documentation you have done there, much more left that the Didcot to Newbury one I did years ago
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    Brilliant Mikey!! Being ex BRB I spent many hours on the closed and partially closed lines of Norfolk and Suffolk - even though being run down, various structures, water supplies, access points etc. had to be inspected routinely and me being 'junior' at the time got what my boss thought was the boring job. Not on your life, enjoyed every minute I was out on those old trackways. Just one point, which may be down to 'local' naming, your 'Cattle Grids' are not actually grids, they are cattle pens. A cattle grid looks like a number of scaffold poles laid longways down a ditch that has been dug across a farm access road or country lane - stops cattle or sheep walking down road as their hooves slip between the poles if they try - I am sure you will have clattered over many. Again, many thanks for such a brilliant reminder of my early working past!

    Hugh Jorgan makes an interesting point about listing bridges, but sadly listing can be the thin end of the wedge as listing provides no immediate money for maintenance. Like a number on other closed routes, unless providing vital access or public footpaths many of the metal structures will start to rust as bed drainage gets blocked and water gets into the structures. Nothing sadder than a rusty old iron bridge.
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    Some really nice bits there. Google maps shows a car graveyard at the swaffham bridge. It's gone now tho :/

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