Adding The Streams and Rivers
|The River Eden Passes Under the Stainmore Line at Kirkby Stephen East|
An important feature in any
route, are accurately depicted rivers and streams. In recent weeks, Ben has been carefully laying down the streams that crisscross the areas surrounding our route. Here we present a pictorial update on this aspect of the route build.
The starting point for this route build is Kirkby Stephen East, a junction station for the Stainmore and Eden Valley routes. Just beyond the station, heading east, the railway passes over the River Eden. At 90 miles, this river stretches north, passing under Hadrian's wall and enters the Solway Firth, near the mouth of the River Esk.
The line crosses various becks, streams and rivers across the Stainmore route from the River Belah, to the River Greta - we'll try and make sure they're all there!
|Ay Gill Beck meanders away alongside and under the route for a considerable distance|
|Becks feed into each other high up on the moor|
|Another beck flows from the south, under the railway and into Ay Gill Beck|
|Now two becks meet and form the River Greta|