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Barras Station, Stainmore
Barras Station
Eden Edge
site name:-   South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway
locality:-   Barras
civil parish:-   Stainmore (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   railway station (ex) 
coordinates:-   NY84451203
1Km square:-   NY8412
10Km square:-   NY81
SummaryText:-   Open with the railway 1861; closed 1962.

BRZ75.jpg  Station house set down off the platforms.
(taken 22.1.2010)  
BRZ76.jpg (taken 22.1.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 24 5) 
placename:-  Barras Station
placename:-  Barras Hotel
item:-  railway signal
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
image  click to enlarge
"Barras Station / Barras Hotel / S.P."

BRZ63.jpg  Additions have been made to the side of the station house facing the valley.
(taken 22.1.2010)  

The railway around here is exposed to the wildest winter weather. In the blizzards of February and March 1942 a snowplough and locomotive were snowbound at Barras. And again in Fenruary 1947 a J12 0-6-0 locomotive and snowplough were stuck in the drifts that they came to clear.

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