Furness Abbey and the Furness Railway

  • Description

    "Many ancient sites in Britain were either obliterated or severely damaged by the building of railways in the nineteenth century. Furness Abbey came close to being one of them. Luckily a short diversion through a tunnel was made rather than running the line directly through the Abbey ruins. Within a year of the opening of the line a station had been opened to serve the Abbey which became a popular excursion destination." Photo by Jonathan Thacker, 2011.
  • Owner

    Jonathan Thacker
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2433877
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Edmund Anon
    Last modified: 3 years, 3 months ago
    Viewed: 228 times
    Picture Taken: 2011-05-07
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