Oldbury Viaduct

From a signboard at Daniels Mill:

In the late 1850s the railway came to the area and the imposing Oldbury Viaduct was built.  Absorbed into the Great Western Railway in the 1870s, the mill owners were one of many small share owners of the original construction company.

The connection has been maintained, and the present miller Alan George, became a founder member of the Severn Valley Railway Society set up in the late 1960s to rescue the line after it was closed under the ‘Beeching Axe’.  Today it operates as a successful heritage railway with regular services between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster

Mill Through the Arch

20 Comments CherryPie on Jun 4th 2012

20 Responses to “Daniels Mill – The Viaduct”

  1. Astrid says:

    Beautiful pictures. I love Viaducts like that!

  2. This is absolutely stunning!

  3. Patrick Hearn says:

    That’s lovely. This image (by Lewis Maddox) shows steam engine 43106 from the Severn Valley Railway (www.svr.co.uk) crossing the viaduct


    • CherryPie says:

      Hi Patrick, thanks for dropping by :-)

      And thanks for the link, it is a really good photo and so are the others in Lewis’ photostream on Flickr.

  4. james higham says:

    Fabulous photos. Canalboat via aqueduct is a unique and pleasant experience too.

  5. An idyllic location for the viaduct

  6. Frida says:

    Oh I just love the last image. The framing is perfect.

  7. Ginnie says:

    Talk about a photo op, Cherry. I LOVE your images!

  8. shooter says:

    The framing really makes this shot, excellent composition.

  9. Claire says:

    This is lovely photograph of this wonderful Victorian construction. We have some great viaducts in Cornwall where the railway spans some deep valleys these are all Victorian and spectacular. Thanks for this picture.

  10. Mickie Brown says:

    Such nice shots–a great subject for a photo. Mickie:)