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Written by Craig Allan - 27 Dec 2003
last update by Stephen Mourton - 13 Jul 2017
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Location notes
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
Almost exclusively class 158s on the two hourly passenger service, with the occasional 153s.
Freight is sparse with only 3 to 5 daily scheduled workings during day time DBC & DRS 66's plus Colas 60's on the log train with occasional STP freight workings including Freightliner 66's.
During the summer there can be a couple of charters each week including steam.
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Environment
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.
Road directions
Come off the A66 onto the B6542 (Signposted Appleby) The station is signposted off this road.

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Appleby map co-ordinates
Parking
As well as the station car park there are few parking restrictions in the local streets. Please be sensitive to residents when parking.
Public transport
There is a train roughly every 2 hours in each direction to Leeds and Carlisle.

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Amenities
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.
Accommodation
In Appelby
Reccomended The Tufton Arms Hotel
Otherwise try the Appleby Town Council Website
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Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
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Appleby

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Photographic notes
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


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


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


Fig 3 - Looking south

This view shows a local service stnading under the footbridge.

Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south

Taken from the southern end of the southbound platform this view shows an arriving northbound service.

Location Video






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