60026 Carlton 2 April 2024

With just over a mile of its journey left to go, 60026 Helvellyn passes Carlton on 2 April 2024 with the 6H12 06:24 Tyne Coal Terminal to Drax Power Station biomass. This was running 16 minutes early. It was a good job that it wasn't any earlier, as the sun had only just come out! This is the site of Carlton Towers station, which was opened by the Hull, Barnsley and West Riding Junction Railway in 1885. It was originally called Carlton, but was renamed Carlton Towers in 1922. That clearly didn't increase patronage, as it closed to passengers a decade later. Freight traffic survived until 1959. The impressive station building, seen here on the left, is now a private residence.