2016

NM8981 : Train approaching Glenfinnan station - February 2016

taken 8 years ago, near to Glenfinnan, Highland, Scotland

Train approaching Glenfinnan station - February 2016
Train approaching Glenfinnan station - February 2016
A 2-car 156 DMU approaches Glenfinnan station with the 10:10 passenger service from Mallaig to Glasgow (Queen Street).

Glenfinnan station is now a museum and information on the museum may be found: LinkExternal link
West Highland Line

The West Highland Line is considered the most scenic railway line in Britain, linking the ports of Mallaig and Oban on the west coast of Scotland to Glasgow.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

Glenfinnan Station :: NM8980

Glenfinnan station building and signal box are Category B Listed. The station formally opened to the public in April 1901 and was threatened with closure under the Beeching Proposals in the 1960s. Fortunately the line escaped but reduced investment and redundancies left the stations in decline. The Swiss-chalet style waiting room is similar to the earlier 1890s stations by James Miller on Glasgow and Fort William line. The signal box at Glenfinnan was originally built by the Railway Signal Company the longest-lived firm of mechanical signalling contractors in the UK. It was restored in 2010 as part of the Glenfinnan Station Museum and while no longer used, its 15 levers and locking frame remain in situ. Run by a local charitable Trust supported by volunteers Glenfinnan Station Museum was set up in 1991 to save the buildings that add considerably to the architectural and historic interest of one of Scotland's most exceptional and picturesque railway lines. With support from about 12 heritage organisations including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government the museum undertook a significant upgrade to its museum and visitor facilities in 2009-2013.


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Geographical Context: Uplands Railways
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2016 Automatic Clusters: · Approaching Glenfinnan [5] · Service [3] · Approaching Glenfinnan Station [2] ·
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NM8981, 41 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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The Carlisle Kid   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 22 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 23 February, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 898 810 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:52.3744N 5:27.0489W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 898 809
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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