Whitehaven Junction Railway
W Whitehaven Junction Railway
This line is open. It runs down the west coast of Cumbria, connecting
Maryport to Workington to Whitehaven and serving several iron and steel works and docks en route.
After severe damage to roadbridges in the area by the flooded River Derwent a temporary bridge was erected at Workington North and a ticketless cross- Workington service (actually Workington to Maryport) instituted by the Network Rail, the council and Direct Rail Services. Dates
/ /1847 Whitehaven Junction Railway Opened from Maryport to Whitehaven Bransty. 31/12/1850 Railway Clearing House By this date, Ardrossan Railway, Caledonian Railway, Cockermouth and Workington Railway, Eastern Counties Railway, East Lincolnshire Railway, Fleetwood, Preston and West Riding Junction Railway, Glasgow, Dumfries and Carlisle Railway, Great Northern Railway, Huddersfield and Manchester Railway (London and North Western Railway), Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, Maryport and Carlisle Railway, North British Railway, Preston and Wyre Railway, Dock and Harbour, Shrewsbury and Chester Railway, South Staffordshire Railway, Stockton and Darlington Railway, Stockton and Hartlepool Railway, St Helens and Runcorn Gap Railway, Stirling and Dunfermline Railway, Whitehaven Junction Railway and York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway join. 20/11/2009 Whitehaven Junction Railway Northside Bridge (A597) is washed away, leading to the opening of temporary station Workington North. 24/11/2009 Whitehaven Junction Railway Construction of Workington North, a temporary station, begins. 30/11/2009 Whitehaven Junction Railway Workington North opens, a temporary station opened to connect the north and south of Workington after the loss of the Derwent Road Bridge (A597) due to floodwater. (The nearby harbour railway bridge was severely damaged.) Shuttle trains were operated by Direct Rail Services (DRS) between Workington and Maryport - starting before the new station on the 27th. Travel was free. 20/04/2010 Whitehaven Junction Railway Replacement Northside Bridge (A597) opened. 28/05/2010 Whitehaven Junction Railway Shuttle trains between Workington and Maryport withdrawn.
Portions of line and locations
This line is divided into a number of portions.
Maryport to Whitehaven A class 60 draws its train through the rapid loading bunker at Maryport in 1992. In November 2019, approval was given to a new deep coal mine in the ... Bill Roberton //1992
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Flimby southbound platform, seen from a northbound service in January 2018. ... John McIntyre 26/01/2018 The modest beachside facilities at Flimby looking north in 1998. ... Ewan Crawford //1998 A sunny day at Flimby on the Cumbrian Coast in March 2018 with clear views to the hills around Dalbeattie across the Solway. The Carlisle platform has ... Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018
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OK - pick a window...!! Deltic 55022 skirts the Cumbrian Coast approaching Siddick with the Western and Eastern Coastal Express railtour ... John McIntyre 30/08/2010
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Siddick Bridge after demolition. ... Network Rail //2021 Drone shot of the existing bridge, just north of Derwent Junction, serving the Port of Workington. ... Network Rail //2020 Looking south at Derwent Junction. Workington Docks line to right, Workington station in distance. A train consisting of a two carriage and single ... Ewan Crawford 27/09/2006
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Northern Trains Sprinters 156443 (L) and 156449 (R) stabled in the south end down bay sidings at Workington station on 12 July 2023. Viewed from the ... David Pesterfield 12/07/2023 Workington (formerly Workington Main), taken from the 11.07 Carlisle to Barrow Sprinter 156451 on 30th June 2021. This was supposed to be a jolly tour ... Gordon Steel 30/06/2021 View across the running lines in July 1986 to Workington Main No 3 signal box. ... Ian Dinmore /07/1986 The booking office at Workington, and the station forecourt, have been refurbished and now look pristine as seen here on 9th March 2018. ... Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018 The southbound platform at Parton viewed from a northbound service on 26 January 2018. Facilities for the passenger are basic but it does have a ... John McIntyre 26/01/2018 153301 is on the rear of a two-car set as it departs Parton heading for Carlisle on 13th November 2017. You can see by how much of the train ... Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017 37401 propels the 2C34 Carlisle to Barrow service off the single line coastal section between Parton and Whitehaven on 13th November 2017. The ... Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017 The line between Parton and Harrington has the Irish Sea on one side and crumbling cliffs on the other. Part of this stretch was reduced to single ... Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017 Bransty signal box at Whitehaven is some distance from the station, and set back from the tracks, so the tokens for the single line to St. Bees are ... Mark Bartlett 19/04/2023 37402 waits patiently with the late running Barrow to Carlisle service at Whitehaven on 28 January 2018. The cause of the late running was nothing to ... John McIntyre 26/01/2018 Nowadays the LNWR style cabin at Whitehaven (Bransty) only controls a limited number of signals and points in the station area but it has also gained ... Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017 37401 pauses at Whitehaven on 13th November 2017. The train is the 1140hrs 2C49 Barrow to Carlisle service, the second of three northbound trips for ... Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017 Maryport Harbour Branch Lonsdale Dock Branch Siddick Bridge after demolition. ... Network Rail //2021 Drone shot of the existing bridge, just north of Derwent Junction, serving the Port of Workington. ... Network Rail //2020 Looking south at Derwent Junction. Workington Docks line to right, Workington station in distance. A train consisting of a two carriage and single ... Ewan Crawford 27/09/2006
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Wagons with rails being shunted in Workington Docks. Sadly the steelworks has closed. ... Ewan Crawford 27/09/2006 The damaged railway bridge in Workington Harbour viewed from the south bank. See image 11537 ... Ewan Crawford /02/2010 A Hunslet locomotive shunts some of the last rails made in Workington at the Workington Docks in September 2006. ... Ewan Crawford 27/09/2006 This bridge is on the north to west curve of the triangle of lines in the docks area. Sadly whilst the mainline bridge has survived intact this one ... Ewan Crawford 01/02/2010