Monday 10 September 2012

Views from Newcastle Keep

As part of the Heritage Open Days Weekend the famous Castle Keep in Newcastle was one of many properties offering free access, so your intrepid Focus Blog reporter made the climb to the top to admire the views - and photograph the transport scenes below.

 Still in the old GNER livery, an East Coast train heads north out of Newcastle station.

 City Sightseeing Olympian operated by Stagecoach pauses during its tour around Newcastle and Gateshead
 One of Go North East's new Volvo B9TL's heads for the High Level Bridge
 Above and below  Go North East vehicles head north off the Tyne Bridge with
 the Millennium Bridge in the background.

 A Northern train crosses the High Level bridge heading for Newcastle Station. This bridge carries the railway on
the top level and the road deck below.
 The train crosses the junction that once was famous for the intricate diamond pointwork, no longer in place and
now much simplified

 An East Coast HST service heads towards Newcastle Station

 An ex London bendy bus crosses the Tyne Bridge

 Ex London bendy bus heads south towards the High Level Bridge

 Go North East vehicle in Northern livery

 Northern unit heads south passing an impressive show of greenery that has taken root high above street level.