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