Furness Railway

Introduction

This line is open. The line was based around Barrow-in-Furness but expanded to have links to Workington, Carnforth and beyond and branches to the lakes.






Dates

10/08/1857[Coniston Branch] ([Furness Railway])
Coniston Railway incorporated.
  /  /1859[Windermere Lakeside Branch] ([Furness Railway])
Opened from Ulverston to Windermere Lakeside
18/06/1859[Coniston Branch] ([Furness Railway])
Opened as a single track railway.
06/10/1958[Coniston Branch] ([Furness Railway])
Line closed to passengers.
30/04/1962[Coniston Branch] ([Furness Railway])
Line closed completely.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

With the Duddon estuary over the platform wall to the right, a Barrow to Carlisle service arrives at Kirkby-in-Furness on 11 March 2016. After ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
An afternoon Carlisle to Barrow service arrives at Kirkby-in-Furness on 11 March 2016 with DBSO 9710 leading and 'Concrete Bob' (aka 37425) providing ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
The Furness Fells of the Lake District form a back drop as DRS 68017 accelerates towards Foxfield after the Kirkby-in-Furness stop. The train is a ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018


153301 and 153307 arrive at Askam with a Carlisle to Lancaster (via the Cumbrian coast) service on 14 June 2014. ...
John McIntyre 14/06/2014

Preserved B1 No. 61306 (it was never an LNER loco) leads ‘Flying Scotsman' round the sharp curve between Park South and Dalton Junctions, avoiding ...
Bill Jamieson 08/05/1976
View south from the level crossing at Park South, Cumbria. The
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Mark Bartlett 04/11/2013
The Furness Railway signal box at Park South, which controls the junction, level crossing and associated semaphores. This view looks north towards ...
Mark Bartlett 04/11/2013



DRS 37425 Sir Robert McAlpine/Concrete Bob working the 2C47 Preston to Barrow-in-Furness service on 26th May 2017. Photographed from the ...
Mark Bartlett 26/05/2017
What appears to be the old Ulverston platform is visible in the undergrowth as the Preston to Barrow train rounds the curve at Furness Abbey on 13th ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
A Class 185 unit heads away from the camera towards Barrow-in-Furness as it passes the site of Furness Abbey station on 11 July 2016. The station ...
John McIntyre 11/07/2016
The daily Preston to Barrow-in-Furness push-pull nears its destination as it runs south through the site of Furness Abbey station on 26th October ...
Mark Bartlett 26/10/2015

The return trip from Carnforth to Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast of the Class 37 Farewell special, on 11 January 2019, is seen passing Roose on the ...
John McIntyre 11/01/2019
Roose, on the outskirts of Barrow in Furness, has been reduced to basic facilities but still enjoys a reasonable service of trains between Barrow and ...
Mark Bartlett 17/01/2009


View of the Barrow Docks branch at Salthouse Junction from the 2C47 Preston to Barrow service on 13th November 2017. The line still sees traffic on an ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Grab shot from a Barrow to Lancaster train showing the Ramsden Dock branch, leading away from Salthouse Junction near Roose. Despite the appearance of ...
Mark Bartlett 28/04/2014















37 402 prepares to leave Barrow with a Carlisle service on 21st October 2016. ...
David Spaven 21/10/2016
37401 has just arrived from Carlisle in Platform 3 at Barrow-in-Furness, but had been delayed at Park South Junction waiting for the single line to ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
First TPE Class 185 waits to depart from Barrow in Furness on 14 June 2014 with a service to Preston. ...
John McIntyre 14/06/2014
Grab shot, from a service departing Barrow for Carlisle, showing 37402 and train making their way into the carriage sidings after arriving from ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018





Dalton Junction signalbox, seen from the passing 2C47 Preston to Barrow-in-Furness service on 13th November 2017. 37402 is just passing the tracks ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Line to left to Furness and the line to the right is the bypass for the Cumbrian Coast Railway. ...
Ewan Crawford //

Diesel loco No.2011 brings a train of visitors over a short elevated section on the South Lakeland Safari Zoo Railway and approaches the Restaurant ...
Mark Bartlett 22/08/2016
An immaculately turned out 37409 'Lord Hinton' heads the outward leg of the Carlisle to Carnforth special to mark the end of Class 37 services on the ...
John McIntyre 11/01/2019
Harrington Hump (Long wheelbase variety). An extended version of the raised platforms in use on the Cumbrian Coast line has appeared at Dalton, ...
Mark Bartlett 28/04/2014
The light in the rear cab of 37402 is visible as it heads through Dalton Tunnel on its way to Barrow-in-Furness with train 2C47 from Preston on 13th ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017


The site of Lindal station, between Ulverston and Dalton, closed in 1951. In this 2014 view west towards Dalton the tracks diverge slightly but this ...
Mark Bartlett 10/03/2014
The Lakelander special from Euston to Sellafield drifts downhill at Lindal-in-Furness in May 1976 behind Nos. (6)1306 and 4472. The M&GNJRS ...
Bill Jamieson 08/05/1976
The '6000 Locomotive Association' railtour 'The STC Limited' ran from Cardiff to Carnforth on 8th May 1976. The train is seen here passing ...
Bill Jamieson 08/05/1976