EMU M28221M 1964-05-27 Scale Hall
Scale Hall was a modern but short-lived station on the electrified Lancaster Green Ayre to Morecambe direct route, opening as late as June 1957 but closing with the line in 1966. It was constructed of prefabricated concrete sections but most traces have now been swept away. Motor coach No. M28221M departs from there towards Lancaster Castle on 27th May 1964. The different bodyside arrangement behind the driving cab shows that this ex-LandNWR vehicle had been more extensively rebuilt than the two trailers. The overhead line here used some of the experimental structures and catenary being evaluated rather than the original portal type. The milepost indicates that this is 261 miles from St Pancras, albeit by a route only an enthusiast would take! David Cordingley says 'Notwithstanding what it says on the destination blind, the train is actually heading west from Scale Hall on the down line towards Morecambe. In the course of frequent reversals during the working day - at Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Green Ayre and Morecambe Promenade (sometimes Heysham Harbour too) - the drivers sometimes forgot to change the blind!'