NY7063 : Haltwhistle Railway Station

taken 6 years ago, near to Haltwhistle, Northumberland, Great Britain

Haltwhistle Railway Station
Haltwhistle Railway Station
The old stone-built station buildings on the up (Newcastle, east-bound side of the track NY7063 : Haltwhistle Station: Up platform

In British practice, railway directions are usually described as up and down, with up being towards a major location. This convention is applied not only to the trains and the tracks, but also to items of lineside equipment and to areas near a track. Since British trains run on the left, the up side of a line is on the left when proceeding in the up direction. The names originate from the early railways, where trains would run up the hills to the mines, and down to the ports LinkExternal link

The Station House (right), formerly the station master's residence, was constructed in 1838 in a 'Modern Gothic' or Tudor style, probably by Benjamin Green. It is a relatively large house with a front bay window and fine coupled chimneystacks. The detached single-storey former booking office and waiting room (left) was built in the 1880s in a similar style. Because the pioneering Newcastle & Carlisle Railway did not originally provide platforms, there was a ground-level paved area between the house and the up line, fenced to prevent ‘unprincipled persons’ gaining unauthorised access to the trains. The up platform was added east of the house, with an NER wooden shed to provide enclosed waiting accommodation.
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Date Taken
Friday, 13 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Station 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 7047 6382 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.0872N 2:27.7672W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 70467 63797
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