Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock


This line is closed.


  /  /1854Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Line opened.
  /  /1858Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised to connect the Caledonian Railway, from Port Carlisle Junction, to the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock at Canal Junction [Carlisle].
31/12/1860Railway Clearing House
By this date, Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock, Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds Railway, Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock, Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway, Darlington and Barnard Castle Railway, Glasgow, Dumbarton and Helensburgh Railway, Great North of Scotland Railway, Great Western Railway, Hertford and Welwyn Junction Railway, Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway, Luton, Dunstable and Welwyn Junction Railway, North Yorkshire and Cleveland Railway, Rhymney Railway, South Wales Railway, Stamford and Essendine Railway, Taff Vale Railway, Vale of Clywd Railway and Warrington and Stockport Railway join.
  /  /1880Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock North British Railway
Absorption of the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock by the North British Railway authorised.
  /  /1882Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Caledonian Railway granted running powers between Abbeyholme Junction and Canal Yard (where connection was made with the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway) over the North British Railway controlled lines.
  /  /1882Solway Junction Railway
The Solway Junction Railway gains running powers over the Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock from Kirkbride Junction to Drumburgh and over the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock from Drumburgh to Canal Junction [Carlisle] to meet the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.
  /  /1914Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Steam railmotor 'Flower of Yarrow' introduced on Port Carlisle service.
  /  /1932Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Port Carlisle to Drumburgh (excluded) closed.
06/01/1969Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Edinburgh (Portobello East Junction) to Hawick [2nd] to Carlisle (Port Carlisle Junction) closed to passengers. Newtongrange [1st], Gorebridge, Tynehead, Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Galashiels [1st], Melrose, St Boswells, Hassendean, Hawick [2nd], Stobs, Shankend, Riccarton Junction, Steele Road, Newcastleton stations closed.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.

Carlisle to Port Carlisle

Single track passenger and goods line from Canal Goods [Carisle] to Port Carlisle.

Originally the canal basin in Carlisle, this became the main goods yard of the North British Railway in Carlisle and an interchange point with the North Eastern Railway.

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Newcastle and Carlisle Railway

A very short lived station existed at Port Carlisle Junction from 1863 to 1864, possibly even from 1862 when the Waverley Route opened.

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Kirkandrews was the first station out of Carlisle on the way to Port Carlisle or Silloth. This 2002 view looks away from Carlisle and shows the ...
Mike Shannon /03/2002
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The station building and platform at Burgh-by-Sands survive today, now a private house. ...
John Yellowlees 01/06/2019
Former route of the Port Carlisle line at Burgh Head (by Burgh-by-Sands). View looks north-east. The station was west of here at Burgh-by-Sands. ...
Mike Shannon /03/2002
View west towards Burgh-by-Sands station from the former trackbed at Burgh Head in 2002. ...
Mike Shannon /03/2002
Looking west at Burgh By Sands station on the Silloth branch, closed in 1964, on the occasion of a visit by the NBR Study Group on 1 June 2019. ...
Bill Roberton 01/06/2019
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This was an island platform junction station. It opened in 1856 when the Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock line opened to Silloth, extending the Port Carlisle Dock and Railway line and leaving Port Carlisle and Glasson on a short branch.

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Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Drumburgh junction looking east to the station in 1998. The viewpoint is from the trackbed of the Port Carlisle line (which had formerly been crossed ...
Ewan Crawford //1998
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The site of Glasson station seen in 2002. ...
Mike Shannon /03/2002
Bridge over the former line at Glasson on the Port Carlisle branch. ...
Mike Shannon /03/2002
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The remains of the former terminus at Port Carlisle in the spring of 2002. The area beyond the fence is now the car park for the local bowling club, ...
Mike Shannon 11/03/2002
The former canal basin at Port Carlisle viewed from the railway which replaced the canal. The view looks north. ...
Mike Shannon 11/03/2002
Platform remains at Port Carlisle station (closed to passengers in June 1932), photographed on 3 August 2011. See image 22515 ...
Colin Alexander 03/08/2011
After a short and unprofitable life, famously served by a horse drawn tram for much of its existence, the Port Carlisle branch closed completely in ...
Mark Bartlett 03/02/2013
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