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South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway

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South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway

This line is closed. A short section of track has been re-layed at Kirkby Stephen to the north of the station site. There is a hope to open the station (the main building remains intact) and the Eden Valley Railway through to Appleby.

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Opened August 1861
Closed

22 January 1962

Clickable map of the South Durham and Lancashire Union Railway.

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This line ran from the Durham coalfields in the east, through farmland and moorland to Cumbria.

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Description of route

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From Tebay to Barnard Castle and from there to near Bishop Auckland. The line was built to carry iron ore from Cumbria to the ironworks in Durham.

The portion from Barnard Castle to West Auckland was opened by the Stockton and Darlington Railway.
Page created on 15/03/2000
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford