Friday, October 28, 2005

The Cumbria Railways website is dedicated to the lost railways of Northern Cumbria which have all closed during the last century. Many of the Cumbria Railways lines closed due to the decline in the industries that they serviced so well during their heyday such as Coal Mining, Iron Ore Mining and Steelmaking along with the closures recommended in the Beeching Report in the early 1960s.

The aim of the Cumbria Railways website is to allow anyone who has Internet access to see the history of these wonderful Cumbrian Railways along with views of the the remains of the lines today. You will be able to walk the lines in 2005 and see the buildings that still remain today from the comfort of your own home.

Most of the information is being gathered from railway enthusiasts, the local libraries and publications of which some are still available and some out of print and I have made reference to these publications in the Bibliography for each individual railway company.

If you can help with any historical information or photographs or you want to ask a question on any of the Cumbria Railways on the website we would be pleased to here from you by e-mail at


At 2:37 pm, Anonymous Diane Hodgson said...

For info: the Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven is holding its monthly Archive Discovery Evening next Tuesday (16 Jan 2018) on Railways. The Discovery Evening is a drop-in event from 7pm till 9pm, where visitors can look at original documents, photographs and maps/plans on a theme. This month’s theme is timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the creation of British Rail, though there will be documents dating from before this period as well.

All are welcome and there will be refreshments. This event is free. We are located on Scotch Street in Whitehaven, next to the Police Station.


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