#288 – Big Wheel

Ever since The London Eye brought Ferris Wheels back into vogue in the UK, they’ve been popping up all over the place in the UK. Manchester has had one semi-permanently in the Triangle for some years (although not this year), as have other large towns and cities, so I was quite surprised to see one…

#286 – East Lancs Railway Photo Locations 12 – Townsendfold

The spot by Townsendfold Signal Box is quite popular, and in the right light (such as above) can yield some nice results. It’s also a very easy spot to access and park at, which is always a good thing, especially if you’re not terribly mobile. It’s also possible to get a decent shot looking north…

#285 – East Lancs Railway Photo Locations – Ewood Bridge

There’s only one view here, and it’s looking due south! Framing is important, as at the west side of the line is the decaying ruins of a non-league football ground, which last time I was there still had the floodlight posts in shot. A pity, because the more distant background is lovely. I wouldn’t recommend…

#283 – East Lancs Railway Photo Locations 8 – Stubbins

Heading north out of Ramsbottom, turn right after the garage on the right hand side. This will take you up past a playing field to a level crossing. This is a excellent place to catch the trains leaving Ramsbottom as they are working pretty hard to get up the incline to Rawtenstall. Some people venture…

#282 – East Lancs Railway Photo Locations 7 – Ramsbottom Station

Ramsbottom station is a nice little to photograph, as it’s got some nice period features, especially since the addition of the wrought iron canopy over the up platform. This is adjacent to the main station buildings, and combined with the water tank and general platform paraphenalia, gives plenty of potential. The station is a passing…