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Grange Junction is on the western outskirts of Dalton-in-Furness in south Cumbria. It is the junction for the passenger line via Barrow, to the left, and the freight short-cut to the right.
Railway type and traffic
The regular passenger service is approximately hourly, Currently, Transpennine services are all 185's. Northern Rail uses 153s and 156s with an occasional 142, or a rare 158.
Freight is normally DRS 37s or DRS 20s.
The bridge is on a fairly busy main road, but with a crash-barrier separating the pavement from the road on the western side. The area has a lot of trees which can provide a certain amount of shelter in case of a sudden shower.
Dalton-in-Furness is just off the main A590 road from Barrow to Ulverston, Kendal and the M6 junction 36. From the east, you pass along the main street and take the next major road on the left, just before the road you are on bends right. This road climbs, passing a hotel on the left and a garage on the right. The bridge is on a left hand bend.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Dalton-in-Furness, Dalton Junction map co-ordinates
You will need to park your car on the road a short way from the bridge, nearer the garage.
Stagecoach run regular buses between Barrow, Dalton and Ulverston (Services 6/6A every 15 minutes) and onto Kendal (Service X35 every hour). The majority of trains on the line stop at Dalton. Exit the station and turn left down into the village. Turn left along the main street, past the end of the shops and turn left up the road towards the bridge.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no amenities at the bridge, however there are a range of shops and pubs in the town.
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The light here is best for trains heading out the tunnel towards Barrow, particularly in the afternoon. An interesting shot however can be taken looking west to the junction due to the interesting Furness Railway Signal box. There is also a gate on the road down nearer trackside which can give closer views of trains emerging from the tunnel.
General views - All photographs © Mark Bearton unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking west
Towards the junction.
The line diverging to the right is the freight avoiding line for Barrow-in-Furness
Fig 2 - Looking east
Towards the tunnel
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