I am a big fan of the Carlisle-Settle line. Here I am last Sunday at Appleby-in-Westmoreland station. I've been here before (see here) and I was back again to take some more pics of steam passing through. Black 5 No 44932 was pulling the Railway Touring Company's 'The Waverley' excursion from York to Carlisle and return.
Actually, the locomotive was due to to take on water at Appleby, but it was running late, and the water stop was omitted.
Later in the day, I returned to a different station on the line, Langwathby. The old station building houses a very nice coffee shop/resturant, the Brief Encounter. It gets a Skip Cottage five star recommendation!
It was a lovely late afternoon wait for the train to appear, and well worth it. Click here for some moving pictures from both Appleby and Langwathby, or click on the image below.
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