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Steam Railways in and around Lakeland, Cumbria

You can often seen them on the main line. Find out more on uksteam.info

Find out the history of the railways


Disused Railway Lines in Cumbria

Arnside to Hincaster (Furness Railway Arnside Branch)

The railway line from Hincaster to Arnside in South Cumbria came into use in 1876. Until 1942 a passenger service nicknamed "The Kendal Tommy" linked Grange-over-Sands with Kendal and boys from Grange travelled daily to attend Dallam School at Heversham.

Burneside Tramway

The remains of the long-closed private light railway/tramway that connected the Goods Yard at Burneside Station to the nearby Cropper Paper Mills still visible on May 23th 2015. The line closed in 1972. The 1 & 1/2 mile line was operated by a Ruston diesel loco built in 1949, and the standby loco was a Motor-Rail 40hp Petrol Locomotive built in 1924 named 'Rachel'. The loco has been preserved at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway.

Lowgill to Ingleton (London and North Western Railway Ingleton Branch)

I've yet to explore this route but once I have there will be a blog post about it soon.

Broughton in Furness to Coniston (Furness Railway Coniston Branch)

I've yet to explore this route but once I have there will be a blog post about it soon.

Ulverston to Lakeside (Furness Railway Windermere Branch)

I've got a few blog posts about the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway. I've yet to explore the remains of the disused part if of this line.

Keswick Railway

An interesting read and project on re-opening the Keswick to Penrith railway www.keswickrailway.com


UK Heritage Hub

An online magazine dedicated to the heritage community of the United Kingdom, together with a world wide audience aswell. Find out more ukheritagehub.co.uk

I've got quite a few photographs published within this magazine and it's great to be able to provide them with content for everyone to see.