NY8812 : The Summit

taken 6 months ago, 4 km from Barras, Cumbria, Great Britain

The Summit
The Summit
There can be no doubt that this must have been quite an achievement for a train load of coal to reach this point from the Durham Coalfields, heading southwest towards Tebay and then on to the steelworks at Barrow in Furness.
The former rail line here was built solely to transport freight, but would often have a single carriage for passengers to alight from on this bleak moorland line. The Summit was a coal and water refuelling point, rather than a station, and a bypass to wait for trains coming in the opposite direction.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Estuary, Marine  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Summit 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8839 1243 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:30.4228N 2:10.8486W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 8840 1245
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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