The Old Railway Station

July 14, 2008 at 22:25 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Old Station

Taxi Bob, whose wry observations as a Barrow cabbie make very good reading, draws my attention to the closure of the Railway Club. And that prompted me to go and get a picture of the building that housed it.

It’s the original terminus of the Furness Railway, from 1846, and as such it must be one of the oldest railway station buildings still left intact, anywhere. It remained as the town’s railway station until 1882, by which time the infant town had grown so fast that a new station was needed close to the new centre.

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  1. That is an incredible-looking building. What is it used for now? I love the colour of the brickwork.

  2. It’s a working men’s club, Kris. Or at least it was – either it’s closed or it’s about to close. I hope we don’t lose this building.


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