Abbeyholme Junction

Location type


Name and dates

Abbeyholme Junction (1869-1921)

Opened on the Solway Junction Railway.

Chronology Dates

  /  /1864Solway Junction Railway
Act receives Royal assent for a line consisting to two parts: Kirtlebridge (Caledonian Railway) to Kirkbride Junction (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) and Abbeyholme Junction (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) to Brayton (Maryport and Carlisle Railway). The first part will cross the considerable Solway Viaduct between Scotland an England. The Act included an Annan Waterfoot Branch and a Port Carlisle Branch both of which were not built.
  /  /1867Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock
Running powers for the Caledonian Railway, who would work the Solway Junction Railway, obtained for the North British Railway owned line between Kirkbride Junction and Abbeyholme Junction.
  /  /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
North British Railway gains running powers over the Solway line from Abbeyholme Junction and Brayton Junction