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Work to restore the world-renowned Ribblehead viaduct for rail passengers and tourists in North Yorkshire is now complete.
(Permalink) Bridge repair Ribblehead Viaduct Settle and Carlisle Line

Ribblehead Viaduct: Man with a mission: Ribblehead viaduct with a Network Rail employee in the foreground. The viaduct has been repaired in time for the summer season, and staycation trains.
Network Rail /04/2021

Rail Charter Services has confirmed that it intends to repeat the regular excursion trains it operated last summer over the Settle & Carlisle route through North Yorkshire and Cumbria.
(Permalink) Settle and Carlisle Line Staycation Express

Hoghton: The LSL stock move from Crewe to Appleby for the third week of the RCS 'Staycation Express' charter service from Skipton to Appleby is seen heading east at Hoghton on 2nd August 2020. The locomotives ...
John McIntyre 02/08/2020

Ribblehead: Whistle down the Wind. A very breezy afternoon at Ribblehead for the last day of the S&C 'Staycation Express' 2020 programme, with 40145 recruited to haul the south bound trains.
Mark Bartlett 12/09/2020

Kirkby Stephen: The S&C Staycation Express venture has been widely reported and appears to have been successful. The 12th and 13th August workings were particularly interesting as Green Class 20 D8107 was paired with ...
Mark Bartlett 13/08/2020

A book detailing newspaper reports of the building of the Settle-Carlisle has been published.
(Permalink) Midland Railway Settle and Carlisle Line

Passengers are being thanked for their patience after work to replace two bridges on the Settle to Carlisle line in North Yorkshire.
(Permalink) Settle and Carlisle Line

Organisers behind a new rail service on the Carlisle-to-Settle line say they hope it will 'kick-start' tourism as coronavirus lockdown measures ease.
Three return trips will run daily between Appleby and Skipton - except on Sundays - until 12 September.
The first service left earlier and trains will consist of former first class InterCity coaches.
(Permalink) Covid-19 Settle and Carlisle Line

Moorcock Tunnel: Gresley A4 Pacific no 60009 Union of South Africa takes a special north towards Ais Gill circa 1984, photographed shortly after leaving Moorcock Tunnel.
Colin Alexander //1984

Appleby: 7029 Clun Castle at Appleby on 14 October 1967 with the LCGB (North West Branch) Castle to Carlisle railtour. The train was on its way back to Liverpool Exchange, with 7029 taking charge ...
K A Gray 14/10/1967

Skipton: 4472 Flying Scotsman at Skipton with The North Yorkshireman on 30 June 1981.
David Pesterfield 30/06/1981

With the coronavirus restrictions significantly impacting on the leisure market, a new company has been established to operate dedicated tourist services on the picturesque Settle & Carlisle line this summer.
(Permalink) Covid-19 Settle and Carlisle Line

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