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Written by Craig Allan - 27 Dec 2003
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Location notes
Located midway along the Settle and Carlisle line, just south of Ais Gill summit. 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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Environment
"Garsdale is one of the wildest stations on the Settle-Carlisle."
Garsdale is situated in a very remote area on the Western side of the Pennines. Because of the location, the weather can become very nasty very quickly. Although this can give some atmospheric photos, you should ensure to take ample food and extra clothing.
Road directions
From the A684 Garsdale Station is signposted on a south facing turning. If approaching from the east you will pass under the railway before the turn. From the west you will pass the villages of Knudmaning and Clough before the turn.

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Garsdale map co-ordinates
Parking
There is a small car park at the station
Public transport
There is a train roughly every 2 hours in each direction to Leeds and Carlisle.

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Amenities
There is an un-heated waiting room on each platform. There are no shops in the immediate area. The only way to cross platforms involves a lengthy walk and some steep inclines. Garsdale Station Notes
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Garsdale

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Garsdale general view map
Garsdale close up map

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Photographic notes
The station has semaphore signals, so you get a few minutes notice before a train arrives.
More notes to follow.
Links to photographs at this location

Northern Railways - Garsdale


General views - All photographs © Craig Allan unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north


Fig 1 - Looking north

An indication of how bad the weather can get.....

Fig 2- Looking north


Fig 2-  Looking north

From the southern end of the platforms.

Fig 3 - Looking south


Fig 3 - Looking south

The southern end of the southbound platform offer this view. Only interrupted with a single semaphore signal.

Fig 4 - Looking north


Fig 4 - Looking north

On a clear day trains can be seen coming round the curve.

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