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Castle Cary Station, Somerset, c. 1950s

Castle Cary Station, Somerset, c. 1950s


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Size: 3192 x 2016 (1.5MB)

Date: 15th May 2014

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: HSC1 078

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Castle Cary Station, Somerset, c. 1950s

A view of Castle Cary Station in Somerset, c.1950s, taken from the footbridge overlooking the platforms and station buildings.
The station opened in 1856 on the Reading-Taunton Line

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 9918431

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1950s Somerset Station


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This print takes us back in time to the 1950s, offering a glimpse into the nostalgic beauty of Castle Cary Station in Somerset. From the vantage point of a footbridge overlooking the platforms and station buildings, we are transported to an era when steam locomotives ruled the tracks. Opened in 1856 as part of the Reading-Taunton Line, Castle Cary Station exudes an air of timeless elegance. The architecture of its buildings reflects a bygone era, with their intricate details and charming design. As we peer through this photograph, we can almost hear the hustle and bustle that once filled these platforms - passengers eagerly awaiting their trains, porters scurrying about with luggage carts, and conductors announcing departures. The surrounding landscape adds to the enchantment. Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush greenery typical of Somerset's countryside, this station is truly a sight to behold. It serves as both a gateway for travelers exploring this picturesque region and a symbol of progress during Britain's railway expansion. Preserved within STEAM Museum's collection, this print captures not only Castle Cary Station but also preserves our connection to history. It reminds us how transportation has evolved over time while honoring those who built and operated these magnificent stations that were once at the heart of communities across Britain.

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