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Collected date 12/09/14

Bootle sign

Bootle station is a very small stop on the Cumbrian Coast line, but it was a nice place for me to stop because the level crossing is still operated manually by a signaller, who was happy to pop out for a chat about the area and the line. And he had a bright orange hi-vis hat.

At the northern end of platform 1, here is his signalbox:

Bootle signalbox

And the level crossing which still has manually operated gates:

Bootle level crossing

On platform 1, looking north towards the level crossing:

Bootle platform 1 looking north

Inside the wooden shelter building on platform 1:

Bootle inside platform 1 shelter

The southern part of both platforms is not in public use. Looking south:

Bootle looking south

The opposite platform, platform 2, has a smaller shelter:

Bootle platform 2 shelter

However, a substantial old station building still stands (albeit in private use):

Bootle station building rear

The station building has a clock above one of its windows:

Bootle platform 2 clock

Just north of the level crossing is the old goods shed:

Bootle goods shed