SD4970 : Milford Junction - place for a short meeting in 1945?

taken 2 years ago, near to Carnforth, Lancashire, Great Britain

Milford Junction - place for a short meeting in 1945?
Milford Junction - place for a short meeting in 1945?
In 1945, Carnforth Station was chosen as the location for the fictional “Milford Junction” in David Lean’s classic film “Brief Encounter” starring Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard. The station clock, which was made by Joyce of Whitchurch and installed in the station in 1895, has become something of an icon owing to its repeated appearance in the film in which the clock signals when Johnson’s character Laura must leave Alec, played by Howard, and catch the train back to her husband.
Carnforth railway station and depot

Carnforth station, first opened in 1846, is located at the junction of the main London-Glasgow route ("West Coast Main Line"), the "Little North Western" line from Settle Junction, and the Cumbrian coast route to Barrow-in-Furness. The main line platforms have been out of use, probably since electrification in the 1960s, so only trains to Barrow and Leeds in one direction, and Lancaster and Morecambe/Heysham in the other, stop here.

The station became famous as the location for the film "Brief Encounter", set in the 1940s, and as a result has many recreated features of the period, plus a small railway museum.

Carnforth was also a major railway depot in the days of steam, and the last in Britain to remain open when British Rail ceased using steam in 1968. Later it became the Steamtown railway museum, and is currently back in operational use by West Coast Railways who operate luxury diesel-hauled charter trains. Several buildings on the site are listed: the engine shed, wagon works, water tower, coaling tower, ashing plant, preserved signal box from Selside, and the remaining operational signal box to the north of the station.

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Sunday, 17 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 March, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
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Panasonic DC-G9 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 496 706 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.7643N 2:46.2920W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 496 706
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