Random railway journeys

by Shaun Taylor March. 10, 2020 145 views

With the history of railways in the UK, there is much history to photograph as you travel around.

Penmaenpool Station signal

Penmaenpool Station signal

Penmaenpool railway station at Penmaenpool in Gwynedd, North Wales, was formerly a station on the Dolgelly [sic] branch of the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway, part of the Ruabon to Barmouth Line. It closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965.

It had two platforms and a passing loop, plus an engine shed approximately half a mile west of the station next to the former fireman's house. According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G, P, F, L, H & C and there was no crane

Wales has a lot of preserved narrow gauge railways, this one is the Lakeside Railway at Llanberis

The Ffestiniog railway runs for 13.5 miles between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog and was originally built to transport slate to the nearest port

Kirby Stephen railway station is on the Settle Carlisle railway line it was opened in 1876

Shipley railway station in West Yorkshire opened in 1846 and consists of 5 platforms

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