Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee)






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

This junction was on the short length of connecting line which allowed trains from the Waverley Route to approach Carlisle station from the north.
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Port Carlisle Branch Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
61242 Alexander Reith Gray + 61290 head north out of Carlisle on 9 July 1961 with the RCTS Borders Rail Tour. The B1s took over from ...
K A Gray 09/07/1961
60532 Blue Peter near Canal Junction, Carlisle, with the Blue Peter Excursion of 8 October 1966. ...
G W Robin 08/10/1966
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This junction was north of Carlisle. It was the eastern end of a connecting line, Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway) opened in 1860 to give the Waverley Route an approach to Carlisle station.
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Caledonian Railway
Port Carlisle Branch Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Photograph taken from a northbound Waverley route service shortly after leaving Carlisle in December 1968. The train is approaching Carlisle number 3 ...
Bruce McCartney /12/1968
Having passed Carlisle no 3 box and crossed the River Caldew, a Waverley route service for Edinburgh veers west away from the WCML at Port Carlisle ...
Bruce McCartney /12/1968
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This junction was north of Carlisle station. It was where, in 1877, a northern end of the Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee) met the Caledonian Railway. Today it is the southern extremity of the goods lines which pass through Kingmoor Marshalling Yard where these rejoin the main line.
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Caledonian Railway
View north along the River Caldew at Willowholme on 18 April 2007 as a coal train heads south towards the station. ...
John Furnevel 18/04/2007
A J.Manson Class 240 4-4-0 of Glasgow & South Western Railway. No. 253, It was renumbered 388 in 1919, and on grouping became LMS 14260. It was built ...
Graham Morgan Collection //
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In 1877 the existing northern approach to Carlisle station was rebuilt in anticipation of the opening of the Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee). Works were considerable.
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Dentonholme Goods (Dentonholme Joint Committee)
View across a Carlisle car park in the 1960s. Scene at Dentonholme North on an overcast day, with an unidentified BR Standard class 9F 2-10-0 passing ...
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A northbound freight hauled by an EE Type 3 passing Dentonholme North Junction on the Carlisle Goods lines in 1969 heading for Kingmoor Yard. ...
John Furnevel 17/12/1969
As the sun begins to break through the fog a mixed freight trundles south past Dentonholme North Jct box on the Carlisle goods lines in December 1969. ...
John Furnevel 17/12/1969
Looking south east towards Dentonholme North Junction signal box on the Carlisle goods lines in December 1969, as D411 and D5179 are about to pass ...
John Furnevel 17/12/1969
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A long-welded rail train stabled on the former goods line at Dentonholme in 1986. The line had recently been closed to regular traffic when the River ...
Bill Roberton //1986
Wrecked bridge over the River Caldew on the former Carlisle Goods Line. This followed a freight train derailment, after which the line was ...
Bill Roberton //1986
Carlisle's Dentonholme Goods depot, looking north in 1998. A supermarket now occupies much of the site. ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
With the Rome Street Gasometer in the background D7547 hauls a northbound freight on the Carlisle goods lines on 2 July 1969. ...
John Furnevel 02/07/1969
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Plate on a bridge in the Caldew area of Carlisle, looking towards Rome Street on 29th August 2019. There was still track under the bridge but it ...
Bruce McCartney 29/08/2019
Scene on the former Carlisle goods lines in the spring of 2003 looking north west from Rome Street towards the site of Dentonholme South Junction. By ...
John Furnevel 25/05/2003
The gradually changing scene at Rome Street Junction. View south from Rome Street Bridge in June 2004, with fence posts having appeared on the ...
John Furnevel 04/06/2004
Abandoned track awaiting removal at Rome Street Junction, Carlisle, on 18 May 1989, looking south from Rome Street towards the bridge carrying Currock ...
John Furnevel 18/05/1989
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Bog Junction looking west to Rome Street Junction in 1998. Note the protective buffer on the westbound line, but no buffer needed on the eastbound. ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
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