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The World's Longest

By TrevBatWCC    
Continuing with my Scarborough theme, though these two images were taken 7 years earlier than my 'End of the Pier' upload. One of Scarborough's claims to fame is that it has the world's longest railway platform seat. It's 139 metres long and is located here on platform 1 of the station, and can sit up to 228 passengers (or it could before Covid social distancing). You pass by it on entering the outer end of Scarborough's station by train, but I think this platform is rarely used. The version was taken from the same spot but looking in the opposite direction, and it's in the covered part of the station (just behind where the loco is parked up) where trains usually pull up at the very end of the line.
When I took these images, it was before I started shooting in Raw, so were therefore shot as Jpegs, all being saved more or less as came out of the camera. I duplicated these two and tweaked them in Nik Collection's plugins and Photoshop Elements 2020 to perk them up a bit.
Not the most exciting of subjects, but things are getting desperate!
(images taken 07/05/2008)

Many thanks to Richard (DicksPics), Dave (HobbitDave), Sylvia (Sylviwhalley), Leo, Moira (mrswoolybill), Lory and James (jacomes) for their User Awards on my previous upload, End of the Pier , most appreciated 🏆👍

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Transport Scarborough Locomotive World record Railway station Landscape and travel platform seat

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Comments


24 Mar 2021 10:33AM
Great images Trev, my wife told me about this seat as she is from that part of the country. What's the story about the Star of David at the tops of the pillars?
Geoff
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Mar 2021 10:43AM

Quote:..What's the story about the Star of David at the tops of the pillars?..
Got me there, Geoff! 😁
Trev 😀
cooky Plus
17 6 5 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2021 10:54AM
Two excellent images and that lead has a very interesting narrative. They are both interesting images and thanks for posting them!

Kath
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2021 10:55AM
Useful to know for a pub quiz Trev.
What a waste in current times!
Visited Scarborough briefly when we were in Whitby.
Very steep climb from beach to town!
KateGrin
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
24 Mar 2021 12:13PM
interesting description and images
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
24 Mar 2021 12:20PM
Two well composed shots... would like to revisit sometime😁
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
24 Mar 2021 1:04PM
Two very well processed images Trev.
24 Mar 2021 2:05PM
Excellent images
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2021 2:19PM
Your lovely images make me want to go travelling and exploring...
Lovely duo Trev... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2021 3:04PM
I have a question Trev.....How did you get shut of the two sweeper uppers? 😆😆
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
24 Mar 2021 4:35PM
Have station, need passengers.Wink
glyndwr 14 103 10 Wales
24 Mar 2021 4:50PM
Nice uploads Trev.
24 Mar 2021 5:33PM
beautiful photography as always, Trev
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2021 5:53PM
Two interesting captures
Ju
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
24 Mar 2021 7:54PM
Two nicely processed images Trev.
24 Mar 2021 9:26PM
Two superb images from the east coast, Trev - that's one looooong seat!!
If the passengers positioned themselves by the armrests, they'd be perfectly socially distanced - that's forward planning by the Victorians!!SmileSmile

RichardSmile
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
24 Mar 2021 9:32PM
A grand old station platform...great composition
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2021 11:19PM
two lovely images Trev
25 Mar 2021 8:57AM
Great images Trev and very well presented.

Lory Smile
27 Mar 2021 12:53PM
That seat takes a long time to paintSmileSmileSmile
Superb image Trev
27 Mar 2021 3:05PM
Excellent set Trev..Lin
28 Mar 2021 12:02PM
Just discovered these great shots Trev, I remember going to that station when we went on holiday there as a little girl.
Sylvia
29 Mar 2021 3:09AM
Great photos. Keep up the good work.
Nathan

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