Viaduct Goods

Location type

Sidings

Name and dates

Viaduct Goods (1877-1965)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.

Description

This goods yard was just north of Carlisle Citadel. It was on the west side of the passenger line and the east side of the Carlisle Goods Loop (Carlisle Goods Traffic Committee) from which it diverged at Caldew Junction, access being from the north.

The yard was created in 1877 when the northern approach to Carlisle was realigned leading to the closure of West Walls Goods and Wanton Walls Shed for the new alignment. The shed site became the Town Dyke Orchard.

Approach was via a short portion of joint line between Caldew Junction and Dentonholme Junction.

The yard had a large two road goods shed, cattle pens and a grain store.

Out of town marshalling sidings were opened at Kingmoor by Kingmoor Shed, the replacement for Wanton Walls Shed, as marshalling trains on site was awkward due to space constraints.

The yard closed in 1965. The site is now an industrial estate served by Viaduct Estate Road and car parks.

Tags

Sidings goods yard

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
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Books


An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Caledonian Dunalastairs and Associated Classes (Locomotive Monograph)

Caledonian in LMS Days (Railways in Retrospect)

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Railway Carriages

Caledonian Railway Livery: The True Line Elegance and Style

Caledonian Railway Wagons & Non-Passenger Coaching Stock

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Caley to the Coast: Rothesay by Wemyss Bay (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

Signalling the Caledonian Railway

The Caledonian Railway 'jumbos' the 18in. X 26in. 0-6-0s

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)

Through Scotland with the Caledonian Railway

Vanished Railways of West Lothian