The Don looks different when in flood with fresh water from the Yorkshire hills.
Before reaching Doncaster the line passes through a tunnel and a deep cutting. This is the limestone ridge through which the Don has made one of the few passes - further south the Chesterfield Canal had to tunnel through it to reach the Trent.
The first is the Ouse, the king of Yorkshire’s rivers. The train clatters across a long bridge over the Ouse which swings open to allow ships up to Howdendyke wharf - so it’s unlikely you’ll see a ship from the train!
And this is the type of ship the bridge swings for, unloading at Howdendyke wharf.
More flat lands, this time drained via the Market Weighton Canal. I keep missing photographs from the train, so here’s one I took earlier.