SD8789 : The former Hawes station

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

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The former Hawes station
The former Hawes station
Hawes station was opened in October 1878 by the Midland Railway as the terminus of their 6 mile branch line from Hawes Junction on the Settle to Carlisle line. The Midland Railway branch made an end-on junction there with the North Eastern Railway line from Northallerton via Bedale which had been opened as far as Leyburn by 1856 and then extended onwards to Hawes in the summer of 1878.

Hawes station was finally closed to passengers in 1959 while goods traffic from the Leyburn direction continued until complete closure in April 1964. After that the track was lifted and the buildings left to fall into disrepair.

The site was eventually purchased by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and converted into a museum and tourist information centre in the early 1990s as part of the Dales Countryside Museum. The station buildings and platforms were refurbished, and a short length of track relaid. A locomotive was cosmetically painted in British Railways colours and can be seen at the platform.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8753 8992 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:18.2838N 2:11.5882W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 8755 8990
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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