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Collected date 12/09/14

Barrow sign

Barrow-in-Furness is the halfway point along the Cumbrian coast, with services south towards Lancaster and north towards Carlisle. The station building is modern, the previous station building having been destroyed in the Second War. The approach to the front of the station from the west:

Barrow approach

The central entrance to the station:

Barrow entrance

Inside the ticket hall is very recently renovated and modern:

Barrow ticket hall

The war memorial in the corner of the ticket hall is to WW1 and is from station building that was destroyed in the second war:

Barrow war memorial

This plaque in the ticket hall "commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first passenger train of the Furness Railway hauled by a "Coppernob" Locomotive on the 24th August, 1846":

Barrow plaque

The station building backs on to platform 1, here looking south, with the entrance on the right to a subway which connects it to the island platform:

Barrow platform 1

At the southern end of platform 1, looking towards the road bridge which crosses the line to the station's south:

Barrow bridge

On the road bridge looking north towards the station:

Barrow looking north from

A ramp leads down from the west side of the bridge to the station:

Barrow bridge entrance

The path from the bridge leads down to the side of the station building:

Barrow side

On the side of the building is some old British Railways tiling and space for an old advertisement:

Barrow side, British Railways

From the end of platform 1 looking north at both platforms:

Barrow platforms looking north

Opposite platform 1 are island platforms 2 and 3, connected to platform 1 via a subway:

Barrow platforms 2 and 3

Looking along platform 2, with the position of the subway clearly visible on the track above:

Barrow platform 2

Looking south along platforms 1 and 2:

Barrow platforms looking south

Towards the north end of platform 1 is what looks like a disused bay:

Barrow disused bay platform

Looking north from the end of platform 1:

Barrow looking north

To the north of the station is Barrow-in-Furness signalbox:

Barrow signalbox