Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Arnside on the Rails

Built in the mid 19th Century I think the view has altered little on Arnside Station since then, apart from the station furniture.  All is quiet until

a bust of activity as passenger arrive at Arnside Station, crossing over the bridge and heading for the way out on a summer's late afternoon.  I was waiting for the train going in the other direction.  When I do board the train just a short distance west over the blue sea in the distance

is the Arnside viaduct.  The signal is up and the Barrow to Manchester Airport train, a distinctive Desiro DMU is taking them home.    
The 50 span and 1,558 ft Arnside Viaduct crosses the Kent estuary (low tide when this photo was taken).  The viaduct, built in 1857, was repaired and refurbished in 2011.
Low Tide Channels, Arnside Viaduct, Morecambe Bay

 An entry to ABC Wednesday, starting a new journey through the alphabet and a new logo, its Round 14


Leslie: said...

I just love England and have yet to visit Manchester and its environs.

abcw team

Carver said...

I love trains and these shots are all so good. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

photowannabe said...

Great shot of the trains and the station. Perfect choice for the letter A

Gerald (SK14) said...

long time since I've been to Arnside - I suppose in American terms it comes within the environs of Manchester.

Roger Owen Green said...

My love of trains is quite substantial!
ROG, ABC Wednesday

Anonymous said...

Great post for letter "A" since we All seem to love Trains! The rails right alongside the beach are a treat too.

AmitAag said...

A great post, Joy!
Thank you for your nice comment on my blog:)

Gattina said...

Train stations especially in little towns look all the same a bit, lovely !
What a long viaduct ! Amazing !

To your comment : My cat walks on alu foil and takes it off from all plates when there is something eatable underneath, which was the case on the picture !