Apr 2020 – York, North Yorkshire

One unexpected consequence of this winter’s excessive rain and recent storms was that the large flows of water have moved around the silt on the River Ouse in York to reveal the tracks of a lost 18″ narrow gauge railway. These have been revealed near the city’s Millennium Bridge, and formed part of a horse-drawn tramway that was used to convey armaments from the so-called Ordnance Wharf on the river to military barracks in Fulford. Obviously, no one knows how long these relics will remain extant, but click here to read the Yorkshire Post’s illustrated article. (Jane Ellis)