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Dismantled Railway #4

By Ian Harris

The spreading fingers of the Victorian railway system once meandered across Somerset until many of them were lost in the 1950s and ‘60s, and although they had rested on the landscape for less than 100 years, they left behind many fingerprints, tell-tale traces on the land. Like real fingerprints, they are imperfect, sometimes smudged by landfill or with gaps, entire sections missing or built over. But the railways also left behind other traces that linger in our culture through various myths.

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