Whitehaven and Furness Junction Railway

Introduction

This line is open. It was part of the Furness Railway.






Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

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
The tunnel entrance at Whitehaven is misleading, as a girder bridge of double track width conceals the single track bore that runs to Corkickle. ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017



Corkickle station, now an unstaffed halt serving the south area of Whitehaven. The old station building is seen from a Cumbrian Coast train heading ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Cumbrian Coast Bubble Car 153331 pulls away from the stop at Corkickle and heads into the tunnel with a northbound service on 13th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
Will it fit? 68017 pulls away from Corkickle with a service for Carlisle on 13th March 2018. Ahead is the single track tunnel that separates ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
68018 Vigilant brings up the rear of a Barrow to Carlisle passenger service as it pulls away from Corkickle and enters the single bore ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018



A somewhat unconventional view of St Bees. 37402 seen through the front of a loco-hauled set. ...
John Yellowlees 08/05/2017
A Carlisle to Barrow Class 153 railcar arrives at St Bees on 11 March 2016. St Bees is a passing place on the single line from Whitehaven to ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
37405 draws to a halt at St Bees with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 8th March 2018. St Bees is the crossing point on the single line section between ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
DRS 37425 prepares to depart from St Bees, Cumbria, on 11 March 2016 with a Barrow to Carlisle service. ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016

The view north from the disused platform at Nethertown as 156486 pulls away from the request stop heading for St Bees on the way to Carlisle on 8th ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
156486, heading from Barrow to Carlisle on 8th March 2018, slows to call at Nethertown, one of four trains a day in each direction timetabled for this ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The access to remote Nethertown station could easily be missed but for this large double arrow sign at the junction of the long approach lane, which ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
Nethertown station was a passing loop until the 1970s but only one platform is in use now. This remote but atmospheric halt on the Cumbrian Coast sees ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018

Running south alongside the Irish Sea at Braystones, a Northern Pacer/Sprinter combination heads towards Sellafield and Barrow on 8th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The station building at Braystones has been modernised and extended and is now a private residence. Facilities on the low platform at this remote halt ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The double arrow sign at the junction of a minor road with this very minor lane seems a little out of place but it would be easy to miss Braystones ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The tiny station at Braystones is in a remote but spectacular location on the Cumbrian Coast. Note the Harrington Hump and two sets of portable ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018

This junction was located immediately north of Sellafield station. To the south of the junction the line was double track and to the north of it both lines were single track. ...

More details

Sellafield signal box sits at the north end of the island platform, alongside the old water crane, overlooking the River Ehen. It controls the station ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
View from the north end of Sellafield station, looking past the signal box, on 8th March 2018. DRS 66301 is stabled at the head of a long rake of GBRf ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
Sellafield effectively has two platforms that face east. This view looks south along the northbound platform and shows the fence that prevents its use ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
DRS 68029 and 68019 on a stabling road outside the Sellafield plant between flask train duties. 13th November 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017

A Northern Class 156 calls at Seascale on 25 March 2017 while working the 1533 hrs from Barrow to Carlisle. ...
John McIntyre 25/03/2017
LMS Black 5 4767 at Seascale with a Special from Hull, 27 December 1980. Apparently, this particular train was the longest steam hauled train since ...
Peter Todd 27/12/1980
Preserved Stanier Black 5 no 4767 stands at Seascale station on the Cumbrian Coast with a 'Santa Special' on 27 December 1980. The train, which had ...
Peter Todd 27/12/1980
Another 'Santa Special' at Seascale on 27 December 1980 [see image 41460]. This is the 13 coach SLOA version which had originated from London Euston. ...
Peter Todd 27/12/1980


Grab shot, from a northbound train, of the Barrow platform at Drigg on 13th March 2018. Since my last visit [See image 44028] the portable steps have ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
The siding at the Low Level Waste Repository facilities at Drigg. This lies a short distance north of Drigg station and is seen here from a train ...
Mark Bartlett 16/11/2017
156426, on a Carlisle to Barrow service, calls at the Drigg request stop on the Cumbrian Coast line. The station building is now used as a craft and ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013
Looking south towards Ravenglass at Drigg station in July 2013. The mechanical signalbox controls colour light signals that protect the level crossing ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013

Two gauges at Ravenglass: the narrow gauge viewed from a train on the standard gauge railway. The signal box, although in good condition, no longer ...
John Yellowlees 08/04/2017
Class 142s have appeared on Cumbrian Coast services joining Classes 153s and 156s. My ride from Askam to Ravenglass was lively in places as 142005 ...
John McIntyre 14/06/2014
Looking at this picture its a wonder main line steam has continued and thrives. How close a look at the engine did they want? 4498 pauses on the ...
David Hindle 23/08/1978
One of the 852 Stanier 8F 2-8-0s to be built, no 48033 of Sutton Oak shed, St Helens (8G), coasts south through Ravenglass station on the Cumbrian ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //1966


Looking north east along the trackbed of the Eskmeals gun range branch towards the junction with the Cumbrian Coast line as a Carlisle to Barrow ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013
Looking west along the remains of the short Eskmeals (Vickers Gun Range Sidings) branch to the coastal ranges that are still in use today and can be ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013


I do not recall seeing an Oil Lamp Store such as this one at Bootle station on The Cumbrian Coast Railway on 18th May 2018. ...
Brian Smith 18/05/2018
A pair of Class 153 single units calling at Bootle on a service from Barrow to Carlisle on 27 July. The station building is a private residence now ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013
Bootle, on the Cumbrian Coast line, looking south over the level crossing. The small signal box still controls semaphores that protect the crossing. ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013


Cumbrian Coast units pass at Silecroft on 11th March 2016. I had arrived on the southbound Class 153 on the right with the intention of crossing over ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
A nice English Electric rumble from 37402 as it departs Silecroft on a Barrow to Carlisle service on 8th March 2018. Our paths crossed again later as ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
Two class 20s run north past Silecroft signalbox with a nuclear train for Sellafield. ...
Ewan Crawford //
A Class 156 DMU approaches Silecroft whilst working a Barrow to Carlisle service on 11 March 2016. The goods shed still stands out of shot to the left ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016


Kirksanton, one of two level crossings just north of Millom, is manually operated by a gatekeeper based in the green hut who also controls protecting ...
Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018
A type 2 takes a parcels train over Kirksanton level crossing, between Silecroft and Millom in Cumbria in 1983. ...
John Furnevel 07/10/1983

Millom looking east. ...
Ewan Crawford //
37401 Mary Queen of Scots pulls away from Millom with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 19th February 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 19/02/2018
156459 calls at Millom with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 19th February 2018. There is still an engineers siding, accessed under the road bridge, ...
Mark Bartlett 26/02/2018
71000 Duke of Gloucester passes Millom station on the Cumbrian Coast line with a charter special to Carlisle on 9 February 2008.
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John McIntyre 09/02/2008


Green Road looking to Barrow-in-Furness. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Green Road station, an unstaffed halt on the Cumbrian Coast line near Millom. For many years now the station has been cared for by a community group ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
A Type 2 heading towards Carnforth and the WCML about to run over Green Road level crossing after passing through the station on 7 October 1983. The ...
John Furnevel 07/10/1983

Immediately north of Foxfield station the railway swings sharply to the west to cross the Duddon Estuary before turning south for Millom. 37401 is ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Northern 156475 restarts from the Foxfield request stop with a Barrow to Workington service on 27 September. This station, in an exposed location on ...
Mark Bartlett 27/09/2014
37402 emerges from behind Foxfield signal box after calling with a Cumbrian Coast service from Barrow to Carlisle on 11th March 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 11/03/2017
37403 Isle of Mull swings round the curve at Foxfield propelling the SO Carlisle to Lancaster train into the station on 24th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/03/2018