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Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway

This line is closed except for a short section near Brampton which forms part of the Newcastle to Carlisle Railway. The line ran from Brampton to pits around Lambley.

Alternative names:
Lord Carlisle's Railway
Brampton Railway

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Opened 1799
Closed Yes, save a short section.

Clickable map of the Earl of Carlisle's Waggonway
Clickable Schematic of route [Key]
Looking west along the former line by Halton Lea Gate.
Looking east along the former waggonway by Halton Lea Gate.

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Description of route

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From Brampton to Lambley.

Brampton

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Brampton station, now on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, was originally a part of the line from Lambley to Brampton. The new line slightly bypassed the town and the old terminus was left on a short branch whereas the line to Lambley became a coal feeder to the mainline.


Page created in 1998
Page last edited on: 11/09/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford