This line is open. It was built by the Midland Railway. Much of the line crosses bare moorland using tunnels and viaducts and is much visited by steam specials.
The line is supported and promoted by the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line .
|/ /1866||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
Bill for the line presented with support from the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Glasgow and South Western Railway and the North British Railway (who did not have a partner other than the North Eastern Railway route to Newcastle Central for taking traffic from the Border Union Railway (North British Railway) (Waverley Route) at Carlisle).
|16/07/1866||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
Act passed. Running powers over the North Eastern Railway to enter Carlisle Citadel given.
|/ /1868||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
An agreement with the London and North Western Railway is reached over use of the Ingleton Branch (London and North Western Railway) and Lancaster and Carlisle Railway by the Midland Railway. The route would involve the North Western Railway. The Midland Railway tries to abandon the Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway). The North British Railway and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway block the abandonment.
|/ /1873||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
Line planned to be open, but was not due to heavy engineering required.
|02/08/1875||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
First goods train.
|01/05/1876||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
First passenger train. Midland Railway trains run through Carlisle Citadel, continued north by the North British Railway or Glasgow and South Western Railway.
|31/01/1995||Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)|
A guard killed and 40 injured in an accident at Aisgill.
These locations are along the line.
This is a two platform station in the south west of the town of Settle. The main station building is on the southbound platform. The town is also served by the more distant Giggleswick station further to the west.
This is a two platform station with the main station building on the southbound platforms with a waiting shelter on the northbound platform. Buildings are of the Midland Railway style. The station is approached by a steep station road to the east.
This is a two platform station with staggered platforms. The original building remains on the up platform, in use as a visitor's centre and museum.
This was built as a double track 24 arch viaduct. It is 400 yds long and has a maximum height of 104 ft. It crosses Batty Moss and is also known as the Batty Moss Viaduct. Engineer John Sydney Crossley.
This is a double track tunnel 1 mile 869 yards long.
This is a two platform station. Midland Railway style buildings remain on the platforms and there is a fine signal box.
This summit has an altitude of 1167 ft. The box formerly located here can now be found at Butterley.
This two platform station is open.
A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The Lake Counties v. 14 (Regional Railway History)
An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways
Carlisle (Rail Centres)
|Line by Line - the Settle & Carlisle|
Midlands & North West (Railway Track Diagrams)
On Either Side - the Settle-Carlisle Line: A guide for rail travellers on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line: 4
The Leeds, Settle & Carlisle Railway: The Midland Route to Scotland
The Line That Refused to Die
The Settle and Carlisle Line: A Nostalgic Trip Along the Whole Route from Hellifield to Carlisle (British Railways Past and Present Companion)