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Written by Richard Tearle - 23 Oct 2007
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Location notes
This is a handy early afternoon southbound shot of the trains leaving Armathwaite viaduct. This location is also known as Armathwaite Curve.

The shot is on a private drive to a farm so it might be best to ask at the farm for access, but the number of photographs taken at this location would indicate no access problems.
Recently the drive has been planted with young trees but at this time they donít obscure the shot.
For more information on the Settle and Carlisle line please see the Settle - Carlisle Partnership website and consider joining Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line.
Railway type and traffic
Most of the local services to Carlisle are operated by 158 multiple units.
There are a number of freight services operated by DB Schenker/Freightliner/GBRf. DRS operate the autumnal RHTT trains over the route.
Note: This location is north of Newbiggin and normally the gypsum trains will not pass this location.
Along a private drive, but not far from your car should the weather turn; the station is another matter.
Road directions
From the M6, Junction 41:
Head for the B5305 eastwards. At the first roundabout take the A6 northwards exit and head north. After several miles the road turns into a small bit of dual carriage way (at Old Town). There is a turning here to the right, follow this road and take the first public road to the right. Follow this narrow road south until you come to a crossroads (private roads to the left and the right), and the parking area is just after the turning to the left.

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Parking is available on the grass verge at the start of the farm entrance. Make sure you do not block both the narrow road or the entrance to the farm.
Once parked, walk down the drive to the farm. There are a variety of shots available along the drive but all of a pretty similar nature.
Public transport
The nearest railway station on the S&C is Armathwaite. The location would be a good twenty minute walk from the station.

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There are no amenities available at the location. But the village of Armathwaite has several shops and public houses.
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Photographic notes
There is only one shot of worth here, from along the drive to the farm of southbound trains. There is a shot on the bridge over the line for northbound trains should something interesting turn up.

General views - All photographs © Richard Tearle unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north

Fig 1 - Looking north

A southbound shot taken in the early afternoon with an 85mm lens on a dull day.

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