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Carnforth Railway Station

Carnforth Railway Station
The market town of Carnforth in Lancashire is the setting of these photos aimed mainly at its old railway station. Sitting on the ‘West Coast’ railway line, it has always been busy, especially with its close proximity to the Lancaster canal and A6/M6 roads. The town was well known for being a ‘railway town in the 19th century as being at the junction of three major railways. The station was made famous by it being the setting for the 1945 ‘Brief Encounter’ film, refreshment room set (top centre). Alongside this station on the old wagon works and sidings used to be a very big train museum called ‘Steamtown’ that ran from 1967, sadly closed to the public in 1987 but is now run as the ‘West Coast Railway Company’ which operate heritage steam and diesel trains across the UK railway network. Unfortunately there is no public entrance allowed for me to explore there.
The collage photos are self explanatory but the yellow train coming in, is an Avanti West Coast, Pendolino class 390 from Glasgow to London.

Enjoy full screen.

Tractacus, Steve D, Edna Edenkoben, Berny and 18 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
 TOZ
TOZ club
Great photo collage Herb never been to this station.
Best TOZ
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to TOZ club
Hi Toz - it is not what it once was. By enlarge the village is still a good place to explore from though as my shoreline and river shots proved..

Keep good. Herb
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Beautiful collage Herb.
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice set of pictures, Herb !
2 months ago.
 Stephan Fey
Stephan Fey club
Interesting collage and description!
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
A very good collage and individual pictures Herb. It's good that we can click on them now when viewed large. Is that a blue sky I see in the top right corner :-O

All the best, Rosa.
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Hi Rosa and thanks for this. Good that you have enjoy the collage and yes you are right it is better now that we cam magnify the shots with a click.

Keep good. Herb

ps heavy rain delaying things here!
2 months ago.
 MaggsMep
MaggsMep club
That's quite a collage Herb!
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to MaggsMep club
Thanks Maggs. Sorry for delay here. Herb
2 months ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
An interesting collage, Herb.
2 months ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
Moin,
klasse zusammengestellt.
Weard
2 months ago.
 Daniela Brocca
Daniela Brocca club
Very interesting.
2 months ago.
 natureoncam aka Greg
natureoncam aka Greg club
Interesting collage Herb, have been through on the train and by car but never stopped, will do next time, thanks
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to natureoncam aka Greg club
Thanks Greg. It's not what it used to be. The old film set waiting room, was closed when we got there but the real gem of the old 'Steam Town' museum is out-of-bounds. The town and surroundings are worth seeing though. Enjoy.

Herb
2 months ago.
 Edna Edenkoben
Edna Edenkoben club
Great!
2 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Edna Edenkoben club
Glad you liked it Edna.
2 months ago.

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