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Old 14th February 2018, 10:17
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Can anyone identify this station?

Hello everyone.

I wonder if anyone can help me identify the station pictured on this old postcard? It appears to be in a hilly location, possibly Lancashire/Yorkshire but beyond that I have no idea.

Any suggestions very welcome!
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Old 14th February 2018, 12:18
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On a casual glance the loco looks like a 4-4-0, and although the location looks remote there is a big building behind the station.

My guess would be Scotland.

I'll try and have another look later when I have more time.
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Old 14th February 2018, 13:33
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Thanks Philip, much appreciated!
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The loco certainly looks like a 4-4-0 and by the general outline it seems to have the feel of a Holden loco, especially by the shape of the funnel. The type of station building belongs more in East Anglia than Scotland. By looking through a magnifying glass it appears to be the station name on the railings at the far right of the platform but the thumbnail is too pixellated to make out the letters.
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Old 14th February 2018, 17:58
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Thanks Tony, that might narrow the search a tad.

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Old 14th February 2018, 19:55
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The loco certainly looks like a 4-4-0 and by the general outline it seems to have the feel of a Holden loco, especially by the shape of the funnel. The type of station building belongs more in East Anglia than Scotland. By looking through a magnifying glass it appears to be the station name on the railings at the far right of the platform but the thumbnail is too pixellated to make out the letters.
Thanks Tony! I’ve had the magnifying glass out on the original and there only two discernible signs, “Refreshment Rooms” on the building on the left and “Gentlemen” on the main building to the right. The object on the extreme right that looks like it might be a sign on the railings is in fact behind the railings and some sort of vent attached to the side of the building.
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Well, I've drawn a blank so far.

Can anyone help me progress ?

I can't seem to find any station architecture to match that on the photo. If anyone can provide a photo (or internet link) to something similar I would be obliged.

It does look like it's timber construction.
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Old 16th February 2018, 21:56
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An update - I have been given a confident shout of Seascale in West Cumbria together with the attached image.

The station is still in use but the station buildings have long since been replaced and the immediate surroundings are now a modern housing development.
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Old 16th February 2018, 21:58
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Hi.

I think the original Lancashire/Yorkshire theory could be right based on the loco. Whilst I agree that it looks a bit like a Holden locomotive, I have come across a Barton-Wright 4-4-0 for the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway which looks a lot like the one in the photo. The link is to the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Society, & about the 10th loco down in the list is the Barton-Wright 4-4-0. http://www.lyrs.org.uk/Locomotives

This doesn't necessarily help with the identification of the station, but we may have been looking in the wrong place!

Hope this helps.

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Old 16th February 2018, 22:32
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It's funny because I was checking all the stations on the Cumbria coast line this morning, but without any luck.

At least we all know now.
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