Thanks so much again to Bob and Patti Duncan for sharing their home and knowledge with me while I was visiting Whitby! When I was very young and visiting Whitby in the 1970's, I would always come to the church and turn to the right and walk the tracks towards Abney. Within a mile, there was a wood trestle which I believe crossed Piney Creek. I remember finding fossils there and above all, I walked it many many times. Until July of 2004, I had not seen this trestle in 25 years. I was convinced, it was gone.
I am very glad that I was wrong.
The wood trestle still stands! Nature and floods have battered it, but I could walk on it and thanks to Bob, I could get to it. While the tracks to the trestle have been torn up, the other set they eventually merged with will take you clear into Sophia. and yes, I walked half of it.
Another view of the trestle.
At the end of this view, you would have seen Sterling Station. The next page in this series will explain further.