SE2503 : Penistone - Railway Station

taken 10 years ago, near to Penistone, Barnsley, Great Britain

Penistone - Railway Station
Penistone - Railway Station
When I visited this station for the first time I was unaware that it had been a junction with a major route heading westwards across the Pennines to Manchester passing through the famous Woodhead tunnel en route.

There is no footbridge or subway so to exit the station so, having arrived from the Huddersfield direction, it is necessary to use the boarding across the track. When I did that for the first time a couple years ago I did not expect to see the remains of another line, let alone one which had been a very important one. It rather stunned me. Since then the vegetation has flourished somewhat and is very vigorous in this month of July. Nevertheless it is possible follow some of the platform edge furthest away from the main station buildings. There was overhead electrification too but if any evidence of that remains it is probably well hidden. Proposals have been made to reopen the line but it looks as though road transport has won this battle, at least for the time being.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 31 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 August, 2007
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Railway (dismantled)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 250 032 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:31.5354N 1:37.3804W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 251 032
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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