Thursday, 20 September 2012

Fancy A Train Ride?


By train, Shrewsbury is only an hour from Birmingham and Birmingham is only 30 minutes from Coventry.  My idea of a nice day out.  

River Severn and Shrewsbury Train Station.
Above is a view from Shrewsbury's Norman Castle, founded in c1070. Little of that castle survives. The River Severn flows right under the train station platforms.

No, that isn't a castle (photo below).  That is Shrewsbury's mainline train station and tower built in 1848. It has a surprise..........
Shrewsbury Train Station



When you go through the door and up the stairs your are not inside a magnificent building but outside again.  What a surprise.  The view here is looking back to the station tower (on the right) and there is a hint of Shrewsbury Castle on the left.





When we visited the station it was neat to see a very long line of Pullman Coaches soon to take visitors on a steam train adventure around Wales and England.



One more stop tomorrow and then it is back to Coventry.


8 comments:

Paul in Powell River said...

They built it to last from the look of that stone! Great view from the castle too.

Petrea Burchard said...

A "steam train adventure" around Wales and England! Oh I am so there. Or I would be, if I could. That sounds delightful.

Tanya said...

wow, what a gorgeous train station!

Adele said...

This is amazing! I really like the design. I'm on that train trip too!

LOLfromPasa said...

Steam trains are a passion of John's and I love going to train stations. This one blew me away. The view is beautiful but behind me was something that will appeal to castle lovers. I'm saving it for a while. So, when you all are planning your trip to England, remember to set aside a day to go on a steam train ride. PS. I get a buzz going on that train from Pasadena to LA...and wish I could do that right now! PS Somebody has a train layout in our loft with those Pullman Coaches.

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Petrea Burchard said...

I like taking the train to LA, too. Union Station is one of our more beautiful buildings.

Joe said...

Great perspective on that bottom shot.