Above: 'River deep, mountain high'. Mike Hodgson from the club's Yorkshire area stands at the top of a zig-zag railway incline that used to be part of the Penwyllt Quarry line system at grid reference SN 871168. From this viewpoint, walkers can look down on to the abandoned trackbed of the former Neath & Brecon Railway. This location is about as remote as it is possible to get on an old railway, situated in the Brecon Beacons about a mile east of the A4067 Swansea-Brecon road, north of Pen-y-Cae. Autumn 2007. (Richard Lewis)

Edmondson Platform Ticket - East Grinstead Left: For two weekends in October 2009, the Bluebell Railway provided public access at East Grinstead to Imberhorne Viaduct and the trackbed heading south towards Kingscote. Within a few years, steam trains will run here again – at least, soon after Imberhorne Tip has been cleared. The tip is the major obstruction to the re-opening and, of course, is where the trackbed walks stopped. It seemed rather odd to buy a platform ticket for a station that wasn't there yet! 10th October 2009. (Jeff Vinter Collection)
Above: The views of the viaduct from the trackbed were not impressive, since the parapets are about 8 ft. high and cast deep shadows in the bright autumn sunshine which made for photographs with very unhappy levels of contrast. Accordingly, retreat was made to the streets of East Grinstead, where this view of the viaduct was obtained from Garden Wood Road, looking west. 10th October 2009. (Jeff Vinter)
Above: Imberhorne Viaduct is 93 ft. high and consists of nine arches that cross a small Wealden valley just south of the still operational East Grinstead station, now the terminus of what is effectively a branch line from Hurst Green. Opened as part of the line from East Grinstead to Lewes in 1882, the viaduct survived the closure of this cross-country link in 1958, and was used for many years to accommodate a headshunt by which diesel electric multiple units were switched from the down to the up platform.. This is another view from Garden Wood Road, again facing west. 10th October 2009. (Jeff Vinter)
Above: Imberhorne Viaduct, looking east along Garden Wood Road. The brick piers contain vertical drains which take away surface water. The Bluebell Railway will use at least one of these to harvest rainwater, which will be pumped back to a water tower at track level from which locomotive boilers can be re-filled. Presumably, the water will require filtering. 10th October 2009. (Jeff Vinter)
Above: The West Somerset Mineral Railway linked various iron ore mines on the Brendon Hills with the port of Watchet on the Bristol Channel. The trackbed includes this dramatic cutting between the foot of Comberow Incline and Roadwater. The trackbed here is a permissive footpath, accessible from the Roadwater (i.e. north) end. For further photographs of this little known line, see Photo Gallery Group 10. January 2009. (Simon Jones)
Above: There is an unusual occupation bridge part way down the WSMR's Comberow Incline at grid reference ST 025347; it is accessible via a bridleway from the B3224 that starts on Brendon Hill at ST 027343. The bridge is unusual in that its arches are of different sizes, while the stonework on both sides is different also. For further details, see the next caption. January 2009. (Simon Jones)
Above: This is the other side of the occupation bridge seen above. The photographer notes that this side has 'rusticated sandstone dressing blocks (the smaller rusticated retainer to the right has a bench mark incised in one of the blocks), yet the other side lacks all signs of rusticated dressing except for a single voisoir used as the key stone – there is another buried in the wall to the bottom left.' January 2009. (Simon Jones)