Random railway stations in the North

by Shaun Taylor February. 07, 2020 123 views

Over the years I have spent a bit of time on various railway stations in the north of England and have found if you pay a bit of attention you can always find something worth photographing

In 2007 they were refitting Liverpool Lime Street which is one of the great Victorian city stations. The original station was opened in 1836. The current building was opened 1849. The station was built by Sir William Tite.

The station clock at Carnforth is photographed by hundreds of people a year because the station was used for the fill-in of Brief Encounter. The film is a British classic directed by David Lean and is well worth a watch if you have never seen it. Carnforth was used as the location because it was far enough north to be safe to film on at that part of the war.

York Station was opened in 1877 and has classic Victorian architecture that looks fantastic but may not always work with modern life

Some how the current engineers have managed to fit overhead electric cable through the station without causing major damage

Morecambe Promenade Station was opened in 1907 by the Midland Railway. It closed in February 1994 and is now a pub

If you visit Preston Railway Station you can see this sign in one of the waiting rooms that commemorates Buffet that served refreshments to the over 3 million servicemen who passed through the station during the First World War

IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM MILNER – BORN 1900, DIED 1942

STATION FOREMAN WILLIAM MILNER, A KEEN MEMBER OF THE LNER FIRST-AID MOVEMENT, GAVE HIS LIFE IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN A BOX OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, URGENTLY NEEDED FOR TREATING AIR-RAID CASUALTIES. HE ENTERED A BLAZING BUILDING NEAR THIS SITE AT THE HEIGHT OF THE ATTACK ON 29 APRIL 1942 WHICH CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO THE STATION. WHEN HIS BODY WAS FOUND, HE WAS STILL HOLDING THE BOX OF FIRST-AID EQUIPMENT. MR MILNER WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE KING’S COMMENDATION FOR GALLANTRY.

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