The travels, musings and thoughts of a man and his camera.

SNAPSHOT! Lakeside To Haverthwaite By Train.

Lakeside train and steamer station.

If you venture to the southern end of Lake Windermere you’ll find yourself at Lakeside pier and next to it is the terminus of The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. It’s a preserved line, running over part of the track bed that used to connect Lake Windermere with the rail route to Lancaster and Barrow in Furness. In it’s full glory it would have been a fantastic tourism asset as well as taking quite a few cars off the roads of a busy tourist destination. But ‘experts’ thought otherwise and it’s now left to a determined band of enthusiasts to keep treasured routes like theses alive alive.

Along the platform to your train.
“Victor” is in charge of proceedings.
Mon dieu ‘astings, murder on the Haverthwaite express??
Safely arrived at Haverthwaite, alas progress stopped the line progressing any further. It doesn’t help when you build roads over parts of the track bed.
All neat and tidy
Yes, of course I had something to eat, the cafe is very good. Morecambe Bay shrimps and toast, nice and light for a hot day.
Now the good Victor runs around the train to get back to. Lakeside.

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