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 Photo-a-Day      (Tuesday, 26th November, 2013) Views: 2,589 
Dean Locks
 Dean Locks   by Mick Byrne  (Sony HDR)
Gathurst.

Comment by Ellen on 26th November 2013 at 00:13
Rather spooky in the fog, and almost monochrome. I like it a lot;it's very memory-prodding!!.


Comment by Garry on 26th November 2013 at 07:00
That house looks much better from the M6 bridge, a dirty misty morning.


Comment by Scholes Malc on 26th November 2013 at 07:28
Like that Mick ... eerie shot


Comment by Rn D on 26th November 2013 at 08:25
Mick. That is a cracker.


Comment by Rev David Long on 26th November 2013 at 08:38
Note the crash barriers over the Wigan-Southport railway line - similar barriers have been placed across all motorway crossings of railways in Britain. The work was commenced following a crash near Selby in 2001 when 10 people were killed after an East Coast Main Line train collided with a Land Rover and trailer which had fallen down the embankment from the M62. The Inter-City was then struck by a coal train travelling on the other set of tracks.


Comment by kath on 26th November 2013 at 08:50
I agree - a cracker!


Comment by Harry C. on 26th November 2013 at 08:53
Don't Like fog, like The pic!


Comment by Lizzie down under on 26th November 2013 at 09:33
I love this picture Mick.....I will put it in my album if that is ok.....you have done a great job....like Ellen says....very spooky....cheers!!!


Comment by A.W. on 26th November 2013 at 10:39
It must have been hard getting such a good effect considering the diffilcult lighting conditions, well done Mick!.


Comment by Catherine on 26th November 2013 at 11:58
Very nice Mick.


Comment by Garry on 26th November 2013 at 17:13
Harry C, how can you like the pic, if you don't like FOG...it's Foggy!!


Comment by Mick on 26th November 2013 at 17:52
That right Rev David Long and the driver who crashed was on his way to Wigan according to the newspapers.

About 20 odd years ago I was walking down the canal bank with my wife and two you children when I heard a crash up on the viaduct, then a Creda washing machine truck came over the the top and landed in the river Douglas.


Comment by Ellen on 26th November 2013 at 18:05
...Forgot to add that one of the memories that came to me involving fog in Gathurst was that I remember one time when people from Shevington were sent home early from UGS because the bus service was going to be withdrawn after they were taken home!


Comment by Nev on 26th November 2013 at 21:33
Mick, tell them of your escapade with that bridge!


Comment by Scholes Malc on 26th November 2013 at 21:41
Wrong Rev Dave Long!

‘Note the crash barriers over the Wigan-Southport railway line’
what you can see on the photo are the M6 Gathurst bridge parapet rails NOT crash barriers – these are at each end of the bridge, which you cannot see on the photo

‘ similar barriers have been placed across all motorway crossings of railways in Britain. The work was commenced following a crash near Selby in 2001’

NO it wasn’t! I have been involved with motorway maintenance since 1978 and crash barriers were going up adjacent to railway bridges this side of the Pennines BEFORE then (and of a far greater standard and length than that at the bridge at Selby)
What the Selby train crash in fact led to was a realisation that a number of railway bridges had inadequate crash barrier protection in front of them
Had the crash barrier at Selby been a mere two metres longer the accident would never have happened and 10 lives would have been saved.


Comment by Berni on 26th November 2013 at 21:51
Brilliant photo


Comment by paul finch on 26th November 2013 at 21:55
take me back 40 years or more, us shevvy lads used to swim in these locks and cross the viaduct underneath! smook our number 6 there and fish there and bird spot, was always owls or mistlethrushes under the railway crossing?
Those were the days!


Comment by Jean F (Wales) on 26th November 2013 at 23:09
Carefree innocent days Paul.


Comment by abolton on 26th November 2013 at 23:17
Good picture Mick but it makes me feel that the real winter is upon us!


Comment by Garry on 27th November 2013 at 12:59
So why was the barrier not two metres longer, scholes mac? I must agree with the Rev though, he's account at Selby does make sence.


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