Location type


Name and dates

Brayton (1848-1950)

Opened on the Maryport and Carlisle Railway.
Opened on the Solway Junction Railway.

Chronology Dates

02/12/1844Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Line extended from Aspatria to Low Row [Cumbria]. Brayton opened for Sir Wilfred Lawson MP of Brayton Hall.
  /  /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.
  /  /1865Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Running powers for the Caledonian Railway, who would work the Solway Junction Railway, obtained for the Maryport and Carlisle Railway between Brayton Junction and Brayton.
13/09/1869Solway Junction Railway
Annan [Shawhill] to Brayton opened to minerals. Brayton Shed opened at Brayton with two roads, sidings and a turntable in the junction between the Solway Junction Railway and the Maryport and Carlisle Railway.
16/09/1869Solway Junction Railway
Abbey Junction [CR] (Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway and Dock) to Brayton opened for goods (Maryport and Carlisle Railway).
08/08/1870Solway Junction Railway
Solway Junction Railway open throughout. Annan (Shawhill) to Kirkbride Junction over the Solway Viaduct and Abbey Junction [CR] to Brayton opened to passengers.
01/07/1895Solway Junction Railway
Section from Abbey Junction [CR] to Brayton transferred to the Caledonian Railway.
05/06/1950Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Curthwaite, Leegate, Brayton and Dearham Bridge closed.
27/09/1965Maryport and Carlisle Railway
Brayton closed to passengers.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The Lake Counties v. 14 (Regional Railway History)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways