SD3787 : Lakeside Pier

taken 7 years ago, near to Lakeside, Cumbria, Great Britain

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Lakeside Pier
Lakeside Pier
Lakeside Station was constructed in 1872 by Furness railway Company as an extension of the branch line from Ulverston to Newby Bridge. At this time, the Furness Railway, also bought the Windermere Steam Ferry Company, and made the ferry transferable with the train. The line which was closed as part of the Beeching Axe in 1965 and the station fell into disrepair.

The station reopened as part of the heritage Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway in 1973, with trains running to the nearby station of Haverthwaite, roughly an eighteen-minute journey. The station also has a direct interchange with the Windermere Lake Cruises ferry services to Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere.
Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway runs from Haverthwaite at the southern end of the line via Newby Bridge to Lakeside at the southern end of Windermere. It is a former branch line of the Furness Railway and was opened on 1 June 1869.

The main revenue earner for the line then was freight, this being coal for the Windermere steamers, iron ore for the Backbarrow Iron Works, and sulphur and saltpetre for the Black Beck and Low Wood gunpowder works. The traffic in the opposite direction was mainly pig iron, gunpowder, pit props, ultramarine "blue" powder, wooden bobbins (from the Finsthwaite area) and livestock.

British Railways closed the line to passengers on 6 September 1965, and to all traffic two years later. In the late 1960s efforts by enthusiasts to reinstate the line were frustrated by both an unsympathetic British Railways and the local planning authority who wanted to turn the route into a footpath.

The line was eventually re-opened on 2nd May 1973, but no longer connects to the main-line railway system. At Lakeside, however it does still connect to the ferries on Windermere to Bowness and Ambleside.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite railway website: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Thursday, 29 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
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Panasonic DMC-G3 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 378 873 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:16.6693N 2:57.3226W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 378 873
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Tourist Attraction  Pier  Ferry Terminal  Lake  Lake District 

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