Flying Scotsman marks Carlisle-to-Settle line reopening [BBC News]





Date: 31/03/2017

Flying Scotsman has marked the reopening of the landslip-hit Settle-to-Carlisle rail line. The stretch at Eden Brows, between Carlisle and Armathwaite, had to be shut in February last year after 500,000 tones of earth moved. Network Rail underpinned the line by driving hundreds of concrete-filled steel piles into the bedrock. Paul Barnfield, regional director for train operator Northern, said the £23m project had been a 'mammoth task'.


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The Settle-to-Carlisle line was closed for 13 months after a 500,000-tonne landslip.

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Flying Scotsman northbound near Rise Hill Tunnel on the Settle & Carlisle line on 30 September 1978 with The Lord Bishop. The special was bound for Appleby, where a memorial service was held for Bishop Eric Treacy.
Location: Rise Hill Tunnel
Company: Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
30/09/1978 Ian Dinmore
The Settle and Carlisle Railway was closed in early 2016 due to a landslip at Eden Brows between Armathwaite and Cumwhinton. Network Rail and their contractor Story have constructing an enormous concrete and steel structure that will sit beneath the railway. They are also carrying out significant ground stabilisation between the railway and the River Eden some 70 metres below the line. This view from an overbridge to the south of the site shows the track removed in the distance beyond the yellow container. The line is scheduled to reopen on 31 March 2017.
Location: Eden Brows
Company: Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
21/01/2017 John McIntyre
A Class 142 (number 142066) on an Appleby to Carlisle ecs move (suspected to be for route refreshing) passes the site of the landslip at Eden Brows on 25 March 2017. This is the second day that these runs have taken place. The DMU is crossing the section where the slip occurred and where Network Rail has spent the past year rebuilding the trackbed and there is now a substantial retaining wall and piles beneath to support the line. The line is scheduled to reopen to passenger traffic on 31 March 2017 with Flying Scotsman hauling the reopening special.
Location: Eden Brows
Company: Settle and Carlisle Line (Midland Railway)
25/03/2017 John McIntyre