Viaducts are fascinating structures and we are blessed with many examples in the UK, some around 200 years old. Among the more famous are the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Glenfinnan Viaduct, the UK's first, mass concrete viaduct, on Scotland's West Highland Line. The 82-arch Harringworth Viaduct in England's smallest county, Rutland, is the UK's longest masonry viaduct at 1,166 metres. This post, 17 March 2020 features a jigsaw puzzle of a viaduct painted by Italian artist, Marcello Corti.
It shows a Viaduct with a steam-hauled freight train passing over it and a diesel locomotive beneath, on a line in the bottom corner. Both of these, train and locomotive, appear to be foreign. Also beneath, is another central line on which appears to be a rather obscure 'British' passenger train with a 4-6-0 locomotive (?) at the head. The background could easily be interpreted as a typical British landscape.
The painting is a bit of a mystery and if anyone can 'throw some light on it' for me, please get in touch - my email address is shown at the top of the blog.