Wolverton Viaduct Nr. Haversham


Wolverton Viaduct  
 Parish of Haversham-cum-Little Linford
  

Engineer Robert Stephenson designed the viaduct and was built over the valley of the river Great Ouse 1837-8 for the London and Birmingham Railway. The line became a part of the London and North Western Railway in 1846, and of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway in 1923, now called the West Coast mainline. The line was quadrupled in 1879-82 and the viaduct was widened by 9.5m to accommodate the extra tracks. The viaduct is 201m long and 17.4m high and has six elliptical main arches, 18.3m wide on high rectangular piers with D-shaped cutwaters at their bases with semi-domed caps. The steel catenaries were added for electrification in 1958. It was one of the principal landmarks of the first trunk railway and one of the earliest viaducts on this scale.

Railway Carriage Prints of Architecture usually displayed in frames in Carriages.

An early print of the Viaduct before it was doubled up from two lines to four.




Post Card 3 April 1927
Post Card Unposted




Post Card 3 June 1908

Date unknown before 1960 pre electrification.

Post Card 21 May 1906

Post Card 23 August 1904

Bikers with Viaduct in back ground. Note the flooded Haversham Road.

Post Card un-posted c.1950

Note the sidings c.1927

Post Card c.1950 before Stanton were fitted for Electrification.


Post Card Unposted

Post Card Unposted


A View from Wolverton Sidings 1958 (H.C. Casserley)


Over 20 years seperate these types of Locos captured on the same day. Top: Les Ross 86259 frequent during the early 80's. Bottom Pendolino 390??? 2002 onwards.
















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