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Runley Bridge is just south of Settle, but to the north of Settle Junction, so only the S&C traffic runs over this section of the line. The location is on a small road with ample parking.
For more information on the Settle and Carlisle line please see the Settle - Carlisle Partnership website
and consider joining Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line.
Railway type and traffic
Most of the local services to Carlisle are operated by 158 multiple units.
There are a number of freight services operated by DB Schenker/Freightliner/GBRf. DRS operate the autumnal RHTT trains
over the route.
Settle is situated on the western side of the Pennines. The weather may change at any time. It would be advisable to have warm clothing to hand, although at this location you are never far from your car should the weather change.
Coming north on the main A65 at the main Settle roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the B6480 and take the next right, which is a public road up to the railway bridge. Please do not drive past the railway bridge as this is a private road.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location Runley Bridge map co-ordinates
There is plenty of parking on the grass verge up to the bridge.
There is a train roughly every 2 hours in each direction to Leeds and Carlisle. From the station it would be a good twenty minute walk. There is a bus service provided by Pennine between Skipton and Settle which passes along the road at least hourly.Click here to set up your location for directions to this location
There are no amenities at the location but Settle boasts a number of shops and pubs. There is also a cafe on Settle station.
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There are both north and southbound shots available for most of the day. The northbound shots are quite tree lined, so you will have to pick your spot to get the sun on the train. The southbound shot is more open.
General views - All photographs © Richard Tearle unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south
From the east side of the line, on a misty dullish morning with a 70mm lens.
Fig 2 - Looking north
From the east side of the line, on a misty dullish morning with a 50mm lens. On a clear winterís morning, Pen-y-Ghent is visible to the right of this shot.
Fig 3 - Looking north
From the west side of the line, on a misty dullish morning with a 50mm lens. Again, on a clear winterís morning, Pen-y-Ghent is visible to the middle of this shot.
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