Nostalgia: a look back at Carnforth Station

The Flying Scotsman at platform one at Carnforth Station, May 1987. Picture by Robert Swain.
The Flying Scotsman at platform one at Carnforth Station, May 1987. Picture by Robert Swain.

We take a look at Carnforth Station and its famous clock which featured in the film Brief Encounter.

The pictures taken by Robert Swain show the station grounds and the clock in the late 80s and 90s.

Carnforth Station booking hall, April 1986. Picture by Robert Swain.

Carnforth Station booking hall, April 1986. Picture by Robert Swain.

The historic snaps come after we revealed the saga between 71-year-old volunteer Jim Walker and the Carnforth Station Trust over an alleged racist incident.

The booking hall, railway tracks, the clock face and the Flying Scotsman all feature in the pictures.

More pictures to come next week.

Thank you to Robert Swain for the pictures and information.

The clock face, the one after the Joyce clock had been removed and electric motors replaced the mechanism, June 1992. Picture by Rober Swain.

The clock face, the one after the Joyce clock had been removed and electric motors replaced the mechanism, June 1992. Picture by Rober Swain.

Carnforth Station main line, train heading south from road bridge, December 1979. Picture by Robert Swain.

Carnforth Station main line, train heading south from road bridge, December 1979. Picture by Robert Swain.

Outside Carnforth Station in 1986. Picutre by Robert Swain.

Outside Carnforth Station in 1986. Picutre by Robert Swain.