Friday, May 02, 2008

Sky Watch Friday: Beyond the Once a Week Station


This week's picture was taken last Tuesday morning from the top of a bus as it passed over Denton Railway Station.

Denton Station has the UK's least frequent train service, at once per week, in one direction, from Stockport to Stalybridge. It runs on Saturdays only, departing Stockport at 11:28 by request only for Stalybridge, arriving 11:37 at Denton.

The train is known amongst railway enthusiasts as the Ghost Train.

Behind the embankment is Audenshaw Reservoir and the M60 motorway.

We are looking North towards the Eastern edge of the Greater Manchester conurbation.

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24 comments:

  1. This is a great photo of a Ghost Station :)
    Only after reading the whole post I understood why there wasn´t a single soul there to be seen.
    Now of to learn more about Ghost Train.

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  2. Nice contribution to Sky Watch. :)
    Beautiful colours.

    Ida

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  3. Hi Gerald. Not many people live out that way? But I guess once a week is better than nothing, huh? I Love learning more about the area.

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  4. Well that's a beautiful sky at that once a week station!!

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  5. Gerald: Really nice clouds in this SWF shot and a neat story.

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  6. Everything about this post is unique!! Beautiful photo, and information to ponder. thank you!

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  7. How'd you get on the top of the bus?

    This is a great view. It takes a moment to realize how much this photo takes in. What a view.

    God bless.

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  8. "Ghost station" great name and a great shot:)

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  9. Hi Gerald
    Great clouds over the Ghost Station of Denton.. we have been lucky with the clouds this week over Greater Manchester

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  10. We have a quite similar clouds today, but you have a story , I have not :).
    And the story is giving another half.

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  11. Another nice capture G

    Come visit and see my blue...

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  12. good shot, nice sky. Have a nice weekend.

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  13. Interesting and a great photo, excellent.

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  14. Great shot of the station and the clouds

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  15. Fascinated by the non-frequency of the service!!!

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  16. That does look lonely. What a beautiful sky. I guess once a week can catch you a movie or a dinner out?

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  17. It looks like a lonely place and the bench so empty. I wonder how crowded the platform gets when the train arrives.

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  18. Beautiful sky.I wonder if there is great excitement on the one day a train goes through here!!

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  19. N3S loves this pic, anything to do with trains and he is enraptured...though barriers on level crossings seem to be extra special!

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