Keswick-Threlkeld Railway Path reinstatement [Rail Engineer]

Date: 07/07/2020

The section of railway between Keswick and Threlkeld in the Lake District was closed in 1972 and subsequently became a well-used footpath. However two striking bowstring bridges were washed away during Storm Desmond in 2015, severing the route and impacting on local tourism. The structures had been engineered by Sir Thomas Bouch whose reputation was ...

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After passing through the now infilled tunnel see image [[39079]], passengers for Keswick crossed the River Greta at an angle, on an inverted bowstring girder bridge. This view looks South West along the river on 14 May - a bit of a damp day.
Location: Keswick
Company: Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
14/05/2012 Ken Strachan
This concrete box tunnel under the Keswick bypass is handy for cyclists and pedestrians following the Keswick branch trackbed, and could conceivably help reopening. But the upward slope in the background indicates an infilled tunnel see image [[39079]]. View East in May 2012.
Location: Keswick
Company: Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
14/05/2012 Ken Strachan
Keswick looking west. The island platform has gone (it was to the right) and the site is now a carpark. But there is a plan to re-open the line ...
Location: Keswick
Company: Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
27/09/2006 Ewan Crawford

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