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Collected date 12/09/14

Ravenglass sign

Ravenglass is a small station on the Cumbrian Coast Line, best known for being the terminus of the narrow gauge Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. We arrived on the northbound platform 1:

Ravenglass platform 1

The station building on platform 1 is largely occupied by a pub now. It still has an old railway clock, although it's not right:

Ravenglass platform 1 clock

A path leads down from platform 1 to a small bridge which carries the line over the road:

Ravenglass bridge

Beyond the bridge, two signs directing folk to the preserved railway or the mainline platforms:

Ravenglass signs

From here, a path leads up to platform 2 on the right, or a road leads to the preserved railway buildings:

Ravenglass approach on east
side of the line

The path leads on to the platform side of platform 2, here looking north:

Ravenglass platform 2

Platform 2 continues north beyond the road bridge we crossed under earlier. Here we look south back at the station from the end of platform 2, with the bridge in the middle distance and platform 1 in the background on the right:

Ravenglass platforms looking

A sign on the bridge tells passengers to change for the heritage railway:

Ravenglass - Change here for
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Looking north along the line from the end of platform 2:

Ravenglass looking north

The rear of platform 2 belongs to the heritage railway, with a miniature railway museum in the building:

Ravenglass platform 2 rear

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway have an engineering shed just south of platform 2, but it was mostly damaged by fire in 2013, so when we visited it was being reconstructed. The old shed, seen from the car park with platform 1 visible through the windows:

Ravenglass old shed

The end of the destroyed shed seen from platform 2:

Ravenglass shed roof being rebuilt

Old narrow gauge rails are visible in the ground:

Ravenglass old rails in shed

Most of the preserved railway is based on the other side of the car park from the National Rail station. Here's the main entrance to the preserved railway:

Ravenglass heritage railway

The preserved railway has a signalbox, and next to that a footbridge which crosses the mainline just north of the station:

Ravenglass footbridge and