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Located about 15 miles South-East of Penrith on the Settle and Carlisle line. This is a very scenic route and attracts a large number of tourists and ramblers.
Railway type and traffic
Most of the local services are operated by 156s. There are a number of freight services operated by DB Schenker/Freightliner/DRS. Although non-electrified the line is also used as a diversionary route when the West Coast Main Line is blocked between Preston and Carlisle
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Appleby is situated on the Western side of the Pennines. The weather may change at any time. It would be advisable to have warm clothing to hand.
Come off the A66 onto the B6542 (Signposted Appleby) The station is signposted off this road.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Appleby map co-ordinates
As well as the station car park there are few parking restrictions in the local streets. Please be sensitive to residents when parking.
There is a train roughly every 2 hours in each direction to Leeds and Carlisle.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are plenty of shops and tourist facilities in the village, which is a few minutes walk away. The return to the station is up a hill. Details of the station facilities can be found here
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The station is one of the high points in the village of Appleby, so there is little to throw shadows across the north to south facing tracks .There is a small hill to the south of the station providing some height against subjects, as well as the station footbridge. There are semaphore signals along the line, so you get a few minutes notice before a train arrives.
Links to photographs at this location
Northern Railways - Appleby
General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north
Taken from the station overbiridge you can get a nice shot of trains approaching from the north.
Fig 2 - Looking north
Same angle as Fig 1 but from the platforms. The semaphore to the left of this picture does not appear to be vertical!
Fig 3 - Looking south
This view shows a local service stnading under the footbridge.
Fig 4 - Looking south
Taken from the southern end of the southbound platform this view shows an arriving northbound service.
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