Port Carlisle Junction

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Port Carlisle Junction (1863-1864)

Opened on the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock.

Description

A very short lived station existed at Port Carlisle Junction from 1863 to 1864, possibly even from 1862 when the Waverley Route opened.

The station was located at Canal Junction [Carlisle] where the Waverley Route from Hawick [2nd] met the existing line from Silloth and Port Carlisle.

Photographic evidence shows that a platform existed on the Waverley Route between Canal Junction and the turn out to Canal Shed in 1908. The platform first appears on Ordnance Survey maps in 1925. Whether this is the original station is difficult to say. This platform, on the northbound line only, was used in connection with Carlisle Canal Shed. Opposite the platform by the southbound line, were sidings, served from Canal Junction [Carlisle]. The platform was a short distance from Canal Junction [Carlisle] signal box, just to the south.

The platform still exists, very overgrown.

Tags

Station

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
08/05/2020


Dates

  /  /1858Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Line authorised to connect the Caledonian Railway, from Port Carlisle Junction, to the Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock at Canal Junction [Carlisle].
  /  /1859Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway) Caledonian Railway
Line authorised between Hawick and Carlisle. Running powers granted for the North British Railway over two a short portions of the Caledonian Railway. Gretna: Gretna Border Union Junction to Gretna GSWR Junction to allow traffic exchange with the Glasgow and South Western Railway using the NBR's proposed Gretna branch. Carlisle: Canal Junction [Carlisle] to Port Carlisle Junction to Carlisle Citadel, more importantly giving access to the intended southern terminus (not NBR owned).
06/01/1969Edinburgh and Dalkeith Railway Marquis of Lothians Waggonway Edinburgh and Hawick Railway (North British Railway) Border Union Railway (North British Railway) Carlisle and Port Carlisle Railway and Dock
Edinburgh (Portobello East Junction) to Hawick [2nd] to Carlisle (Port Carlisle Junction) closed to passengers. Newtongrange [1st], Gorebridge, Tynehead, Heriot, Fountainhall, Stow, Galashiels [1st], Melrose, St Boswells, Hassendean, Hawick [2nd], Stobs, Shankend, Riccarton Junction, Steele Road, Newcastleton stations closed.
06/01/1969Port Carlisle Junction to Canal Junction Curve (Caledonian Railway)
Canal Junction to Port Carlisle Junction closed to all traffic.

Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways