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Melbourne Street looking west. Covers Yard is on the left and the frontage of Sainsburys can be seen off to the right. The viaduct passed through the corner of the yard just beyond the red car. The same view is shown below in the later 1970’s or early 1980’s, during the demolition of the Hartington Road portion of the viaduct. Note the girder section across the northern side of Melbourne Street. Author’s collection

By GHOST TRAINS - 8/5/2008 6:53 PM

I have it on good authority that, just under the stack of pallets is some exposed brickwork that was where one pillar of the viaduct once was. This has also been confirmed by some recent photos. I'll have to check and see if they're still visible.

By ghost-trains Loz - 1/22/2009 12:40 AM

The brick foundations are indeed still there, but as the site is now derelict, they are very hard to see amidst the ingress of foliage and fly tipping.

By GHOST TRAINS - 1/25/09 3:58 PM


 The image shown below is taken from exactly the same point during demolition and clearly shows the brick footing of which I speak along with a rather handsome girder section. This photo would have dated from around 1969 and appears on the James Gray Collection website. It is used here for illustrative purposes only.

By GHOST TRAINS - 10/01/09 6:40 PM