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Collected date 13/09/15

Wetheral sign

Wetheral station is a small station with two platforms on the Hadrian's Wall Country line. Although the station is now unstaffed and there are just open shelters, the old Station Master's house survives, and there's the impressive Corby Bridge to the station's east.

The approach to the station from Wetheral village, through its small car park:

Wetheral station approach

The gate next to the footbridge leads on to platform 2 for trains towards Carlisle. It has a modern brick shelter:

Wetheral platform 2 shelter

The station has an old-style sign and (as at other stations along the line) an information board:

Wetheral old sign

Both platforms are now cut short, with overgrown disused ends beyond fencing. Looking west along the line from the end of platform 2:

Wetheral looking west

At the eastern end of platform 2, looking east along the line as it heads over the Corby Bridge (taking the railway and pedestrians to the nearby village of Great Corby):

Wetheral looking east

Looking west along platform 2 we see the footbridge, of the standard modular Lancashire and Yorkshire type:

Wetheral footbridge

The end of the footbridge behind platform 2:

Wetheral footbridge platform 2 end

From the footbridge looking east along the line:

Wetheral looking east from

Looking west at the station from the footbridge:

Wetheral looking west from

The platform 1 side of the footbridge on the other side of the tracks:

Wetheral platform 1 footbridge end

Prominent on platform 1 is the old station master's house, now a private home:

Wetheral old building front

It even has a small amount of glazed canopy:

Wetheral old building canopy

And in the window a small campaign poster for the reopening of Gilsland station:

Wetheral Campaign Open Gilsland

The side of the station building:

Wetheral old building side

A footpath leads past the old station house across Corby Bridge. On the track side of the parapet is this inscription:

Wetheral Corby Bridge

On the foootpath alongside the viaduct, looking east:

Wetheral Viaduct / Corby Bridge

Back at the station proper, looking at the shelter on platform 1:

Wetheral platform 1 shelter

Inside the shelter which has benches and a blocked up fireplace:

Wetheral inside platform 1

Round the back of the shelter on platform 1 a path leads:

Wetheral rear of platform 1

The path heads west along the line, climbing slowly:

Wetheral western entrance

Until it emerges level with the road which bridges the railway to the west of the station:

Wetheral sign and western entrance

From the road bridge looking east towards the station:

Wetheral looking east from

Looking west along the line from the road bridge:

Wetheral looking west from