SD8557 : Adding steam at Hellifield

taken 1 year ago, near to Hellifield, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Adding steam at Hellifield
Adding steam at Hellifield
A charter train stopped on the passing loop at Hellifield station, with the steam locomotive and buffer wagon being attached to take it forward to Carlisle.

The overgrown siding to the left leads to a disused depot SD8457 : Railway shed, Hellifield.
Hellifield Station
Hellifield station is 58 km north-west of Leeds on the Leeds to Morecambe Line towards Carlisle and Morecambe. The Ribble Valley Line from Blackburn also joins the Leeds to Morecambe Line at Hellifield which is managed by Northern Rail, who provide all passenger train services.The original station opened in 1849, the present station dates to 1880.
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The Dalesman (charter train)
West Coast Railways operate a summer charter train service between York and Carlisle, called the Dalesman. It is diesel hauled as far as Hellifield (provided with watering facilities for steam locomotives) then steam hauled over the Settle-Carlisle line.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8500 5733 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:0.7058N 2:13.8230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8514 5723
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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