NM8981 : Looking west from Glenfinnan Station

taken 2 years ago, near to Glenfinnan, Highland, Great Britain

Looking west from Glenfinnan Station
Looking west from Glenfinnan Station
The tourist steam-hauled 'Jacobite' train from Fort William to Mallaig stops here to allow passengers to see the museum and signal box.
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.
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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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Date Taken
Friday, 14 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Railways  Woodland, Forest 
Region (from Tags)
Highland 
Railway (from Tags)
West Highland Railway 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8980 8103 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:52.3744N 5:27.0489W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 8983 8100
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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