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Phantom Ride on the Furness Railway
Phantom Ride on the Furness Railway

Phantom Ride on the Furness Railway 1900

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Phantom Ride on the Furness Railway 1900

1 mins United Kingdom

This picturesque railway tour opens with a fleeting glimpse of the ruins of Furness Abbey (on the left) before continuing through a tunnel past the grand railway hotel and on through the ornate Furness Abbey station. A platform-full of passengers, including a well-dressed lady cyclist and her family, stand frozen as the train passes - perhaps bemused by its refusal to stop...

The station at Furness Abbey was opened in 1846 and began receiving passengers from further afield in 1862. Services called at Furness Abbey to allow passengers to use the Furness Abbey Hotel, a converted 17th century manor house purchased by the railway company in 1847. The 12th-century Furness Abbey was once one of the wealthiest and most powerful Cistercian monasteries in the country. Hymned by William Wordsworth in his Prelude and sketched by JMW Turner, its ruins remain a popular tourist attraction.

Genres

Non-Fiction

Tags

Railway journeys Furness

Collection

On the Move Going Places

Released

1900

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Mitchell and Kenyon

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