Cumbrian Coast Railway



Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Colas 37421, negotiating the sharp curve at Carnforth, heads for Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast with a Network Rail Measurement Train on 13th March ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
156451 is about to take the scenic route to Carlisle (along the Cumbrian coast) in this view looking North at Carnforth. ...
Ken Strachan 28/01/2015
Colas Rail 37099 brings up the rear on a Network Rail Management Train that was working from Derby to Carlisle via the Cumbrian Coast line on 13th ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
Jubilee 45690 Leander is seen a few miles north of Carnforth working the first Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express tour of 2017 to Carlisle. ...
John McIntyre 21/01/2017

A single car Class 153 arrives at Silverdale with a service to Lancaster on 30 July 2011. ...
John McIntyre 30/07/2011
A Northern 156 on a Lancaster to Barrow service drifts past the reed beds and ponds of the RSPB reserve at Leighton Moss, near to Silverdale station. ...
Mark Bartlett 04/04/2017
Neville Hill based Class 158s are now regulars on Barrow-in-Furness services from the May 2018 timetable. 158844 calls at Silverdale on its way to ...
Mark Bartlett 02/11/2018
A pair of Class 153 single units cross a low bridge near Silverdale with a Barrow-in-Furness to Lancaster service on 12th May 2016. The watercourse in ...
Mark Bartlett 12/05/2016

45690 Leander approaches the Kent Viaduct and Arnside with a Cumbrian Coast Express returning from Carlisle to Carnforth on 24th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/03/2018
A good start to 2018. 37403 Isle of Mull accelerates away from the Arnside stop with 2C47 Preston to Barrow on New Year's Day morning 2018, ...
Mark Bartlett 01/01/2018
Large logo DRS 37402 propels the 1136 (SO) Carlisle to Lancaster across the Kent Estuary at Arnside on a sunny 15th October 2016. ...
Mark Bartlett 15/10/2016
High tide in the Kent Estuary as refurbished Northern Sprinter 156481 comes off the viaduct and slows for the Arnside stop on 1st January 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 01/01/2018

This fine station is open.
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153301, on a Lancaster to Barrow service, leans towards the sea as it slows for Grange-over-Sands station on 28 April. The single unit is passing the ...
Mark Bartlett 28/04/2014
A Barrow to Lancaster service runs between Grange-over-Sands and Arnside on 29th April 2018. In the foreground is the River Winster and behind the ...
Mark Bartlett 29/04/2018
The 1325 TransPennine service to Barrow in Furness having just left Grange over Sands on 9th June 2015 passing above the colourful and well kept ...
Brian Smith //
TPE 185130, on a Northern service from Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness, heads towards the afternoon sun as it runs alongside the promenade at ...
Mark Bartlett 28/12/2016

The 1004 hrs Preston to Barrow in Furness starts away from Kents Bank station on 07 July with DRS 37403 'Isle of Mull'. Now which decade are we in? ...
John McIntyre 07/07/2017
Runnng alongside the Kent Estuary, between Kents Bank and Grange-over-Sands station on 17 April is a TPE Class 185 on a service from Barrow-in-Furness ...
Mark Bartlett 17/04/2010
A little to the east of Kents Bank station is a level crossing affording tractors access to the foreshore. The crossing cottage still stands but these ...
Mark Bartlett 24/08/2009
Passengers for a westbound Furness Line train risk life and limb accessing the down platform at Kents Bank station in April 2002. Long may this ...
Bill Jamieson 13/04/2002


A TPE Class 185 being operated by Northern departs from Ulverston with a service to Barrow-in-Furness on 20 March 2018. ...
John McIntyre 20/03/2018
37403 Isle of Mull accelerates briskly away from Ulverston propelling the SO Carlisle to Lancaster service eastwards towards the next stop at ...
Mark Bartlett 24/03/2018
The Sellafield to Heysham flask train waits at Ulverston on 20 March 2018. 68025 was leading and 68016 was on the rear. The pause was down to the ...
John McIntyre 20/03/2018
Former ScotRail Class 158, 158870 still with spots, heads east from Ulverston on 20th March 2018 whilst on a Barrow to Lancaster crew training run. ...
John McIntyre 20/03/2018

Diesel loco No.2011 brings a train of visitors over a short elevated section on the South Lakeland Safari Zoo Railway and approaches the Restaurant ...
Mark Bartlett 22/08/2016
Harrington Hump (Long wheelbase variety). An extended version of the raised platforms in use on the Cumbrian Coast line has appeared at Dalton, ...
Mark Bartlett 28/04/2014
The light in the rear cab of 37402 is visible as it heads through Dalton Tunnel on its way to Barrow-in-Furness with train 2C47 from Preston on 13th ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Trains on the South Lakeland Zoo miniature railway at Dalton perform an out and back loop past the animal enclosures and then the locomotive is ...
Mark Bartlett 22/08/2016

Roose, on the outskirts of Barrow in Furness, has been reduced to basic facilities but still enjoys a reasonable service of trains between Barrow and ...
Mark Bartlett 17/01/2009

37 402 prepares to leave Barrow with a Carlisle service on 21st October 2016. ...
David Spaven 21/10/2016
37401 has just arrived from Carlisle in Platform 3 at Barrow-in-Furness, but had been delayed at Park South Junction waiting for the single line to ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
First TPE Class 185 waits to depart from Barrow in Furness on 14 June 2014 with a service to Preston. ...
John McIntyre 14/06/2014
Grab shot, from a service departing Barrow for Carlisle, showing 37402 and train making their way into the carriage sidings after arriving from ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018

153301 and 153307 arrive at Askam with a Carlisle to Lancaster (via the Cumbrian coast) service on 14 June 2014. ...
John McIntyre 14/06/2014

With the Duddon estuary over the platform wall to the right, a Barrow to Carlisle service arrives at Kirkby-in-Furness on 11 March 2016. After ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
The Furness Fells of the Lake District form a back drop as DRS 68017 accelerates towards Foxfield after the Kirkby-in-Furness stop. The train is a ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018

Immediately north of Foxfield station the railway swings sharply to the west to cross the Duddon Estuary before turning south for Millom. 37401 is ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Northern 156475 restarts from the Foxfield request stop with a Barrow to Workington service on 27 September. This station, in an exposed location on ...
Mark Bartlett 27/09/2014
37402 emerges from behind Foxfield signal box after calling with a Cumbrian Coast service from Barrow to Carlisle on 11th March 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 11/03/2017
37403 Isle of Mull swings round the curve at Foxfield propelling the SO Carlisle to Lancaster train into the station on 24th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 24/03/2018

Green Road looking to Barrow-in-Furness. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Green Road station, an unstaffed halt on the Cumbrian Coast line near Millom. For many years now the station has been cared for by a community group ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
A Type 2 heading towards Carnforth and the WCML about to run over Green Road level crossing after passing through the station on 7 October 1983. The ...
John Furnevel 07/10/1983

Millom looking east. ...
Ewan Crawford //
37401 Mary Queen of Scots pulls away from Millom with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 19th February 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 19/02/2018
156459 calls at Millom with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 19th February 2018. There is still an engineers siding, accessed under the road bridge, ...
Mark Bartlett 26/02/2018
71000 Duke of Gloucester passes Millom station on the Cumbrian Coast line with a charter special to Carlisle on 9 February 2008.
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John McIntyre 09/02/2008

A nice English Electric rumble from 37402 as it departs Silecroft on a Barrow to Carlisle service on 8th March 2018. Our paths crossed again later as ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
Two class 20s run north past Silecroft signalbox with a nuclear train for Sellafield. ...
Ewan Crawford //
A Class 156 DMU approaches Silecroft whilst working a Barrow to Carlisle service on 11 March 2016. The goods shed still stands out of shot to the left ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
37402 slows to call at Silecroft with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 8th March 2018. The signal box here still controls semaphores [See image 2236] ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018

I do not recall seeing an Oil Lamp Store such as this one at Bootle station on The Cumbrian Coast Railway on 18th May 2018. ...
Brian Smith 18/05/2018
A pair of Class 153 single units calling at Bootle on a service from Barrow to Carlisle on 27 July. The station building is a private residence now ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013
Bootle, on the Cumbrian Coast line, looking south over the level crossing. The small signal box still controls semaphores that protect the crossing. ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013

Two gauges at Ravenglass: the narrow gauge viewed from a train on the standard gauge railway. The signal box, although in good condition, no longer ...
John Yellowlees 08/04/2017
'Northern Rock' leaves Ravenglass with train for Dalegarth in April 1982. ...
Colin Miller /04/1982
Looking much more solid than the building society of the same name, Northern Rock rests at the head of a train at Ravenglass station on the R & ...
Brian Taylor /07/2007
R&ER River Mite being turned at Ravenglass in April 1982. ...
Colin Miller /04/1982

Grab shot, from a northbound train, of the Barrow platform at Drigg on 13th March 2018. Since my last visit [See image 44028] the portable steps have ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
The siding at the Low Level Waste Repository facilities at Drigg. This lies a short distance north of Drigg station and is seen here from a train ...
Mark Bartlett 16/11/2017
156426, on a Carlisle to Barrow service, calls at the Drigg request stop on the Cumbrian Coast line. The station building is now used as a craft and ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013
Looking south towards Ravenglass at Drigg station in July 2013. The mechanical signalbox controls colour light signals that protect the level crossing ...
Mark Bartlett 27/07/2013

A Northern Class 156 calls at Seascale on 25 March 2017 while working the 1533 hrs from Barrow to Carlisle. ...
John McIntyre 25/03/2017
LMS Black 5 4767 at Seascale with a Special from Hull, 27 December 1980. Apparently, this particular train was the longest steam hauled train since ...
Peter Todd 27/12/1980
Preserved Stanier Black 5 no 4767 stands at Seascale station on the Cumbrian Coast with a 'Santa Special' on 27 December 1980. The train, which had ...
Peter Todd 27/12/1980
Another 'Santa Special' at Seascale on 27 December 1980 [see image 41460]. This is the 13 coach SLOA version which had originated from London Euston. ...
Peter Todd 27/12/1980

Sellafield signal box sits at the north end of the island platform, alongside the old water crane, overlooking the River Ehen. It controls the station ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
View from the north end of Sellafield station, looking past the signal box, on 8th March 2018. DRS 66301 is stabled at the head of a long rake of GBRf ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
Sellafield effectively has two platforms that face east. This view looks south along the northbound platform and shows the fence that prevents its use ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
DRS 68029 and 68019 on a stabling road outside the Sellafield plant between flask train duties. 13th November 2017. ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017

Running south alongside the Irish Sea at Braystones, a Northern Pacer/Sprinter combination heads towards Sellafield and Barrow on 8th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 28/03/2018
The station building at Braystones has been modernised and extended and is now a private residence. Facilities on the low platform at this remote halt ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The double arrow sign at the junction of a minor road with this very minor lane seems a little out of place but it would be easy to miss Braystones ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The tiny station at Braystones is in a remote but spectacular location on the Cumbrian Coast. Note the Harrington Hump and two sets of portable ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018

The view north from the disused platform at Nethertown as 156486 pulls away from the request stop heading for St Bees on the way to Carlisle on 8th ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
156486, heading from Barrow to Carlisle on 8th March 2018, slows to call at Nethertown, one of four trains a day in each direction timetabled for this ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
The access to remote Nethertown station could easily be missed but for this large double arrow sign at the junction of the long approach lane, which ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
Nethertown station was a passing loop until the 1970s but only one platform is in use now. This remote but atmospheric halt on the Cumbrian Coast sees ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018

A somewhat unconventional view of St Bees. 37402 seen through the front of a loco-hauled set. ...
John Yellowlees 08/05/2017
A Carlisle to Barrow Class 153 railcar arrives at St Bees on 11 March 2016. St Bees is a passing place on the single line from Whitehaven to ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016
37405 draws to a halt at St Bees with a Barrow to Carlisle service on 8th March 2018. St Bees is the crossing point on the single line section between ...
Mark Bartlett 08/03/2018
DRS 37425 prepares to depart from St Bees, Cumbria, on 11 March 2016 with a Barrow to Carlisle service. ...
John McIntyre 11/03/2016

Corkickle station, now an unstaffed halt serving the south area of Whitehaven. The old station building is seen from a Cumbrian Coast train heading ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Cumbrian Coast Bubble Car 153331 pulls away from the stop at Corkickle and heads into the tunnel with a northbound service on 13th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
Will it fit? 68017 pulls away from Corkickle with a service for Carlisle on 13th March 2018. Ahead is the single track tunnel that separates ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
68018 Vigilant brings up the rear of a Barrow to Carlisle passenger service as it pulls away from Corkickle and enters the single bore ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018

37402 waits patiently with the late running Barrow to Carlisle service at Whitehaven on 28 January 2018. The cause of the late running was nothing to ...
John McIntyre 26/01/2018
Nowadays the LNWR style cabin at Whitehaven (Bransty) only controls a limited number of signals and points in the station area but it has also gained ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
37401 pauses at Whitehaven on 13th November 2017. The train is the 1140hrs 2C49 Barrow to Carlisle service, the second of three northbound trips for ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
The tunnel entrance at Whitehaven is misleading, as a girder bridge of double track width conceals the single track bore that runs to Corkickle. ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017


This is a two platform station. The station retains a lattice footbridge of unusual design, either end of the girder crossing the tracks being supported by brick pillars. The main station building had been on the southbound platform, alongside today's carpark, with a smaller building on the northbound.
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156448, working from Barrow to Carlisle, stands alongside one of the original Harrington Humps at the station of the same name. Still not exactly ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Harrington Humps are now used at smaller stations with low platforms across the UK network but this is where they were first installed. This ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
The impressive curving viaduct at Harrington, looking south from the landward side on 13th November 2017. The structure was extensively rebuilt in ...
Mark Bartlett 13/11/2017
Early morning at Harrington on 9th March 2018 with the rising sun illuminating the scene. This view looks south from the station footbridge along the ...
Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018

The booking office at Workington, and the station forecourt, have been refurbished and now look pristine as seen here on 9th March 2018. ...
Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018
View across the running lines in July 1986 to Workington Main No 3 signal box. ...
Ian Dinmore /07/1986
A class 56 on a docks trip at Workington in July 1997. [With thanks to Messrs Pesterfield, Palmer and Smith] ...
Ian Dinmore /07/1997
Mechanical signalling and glazed canopies at Workington on 9th March 2018, but unfortunately no trains due to an earlier Class 37 failure that had ...
Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018

A sunny day at Flimby on the Cumbrian Coast in March 2018 with clear views to the hills around Dalbeattie across the Solway. The Carlisle platform has ...
Mark Bartlett 13/03/2018
The modest beachside facilities at Flimby looking north in 1998. ...
Ewan Crawford //1998

This is a single platform station which formerly had a very substantial station building. Goods only lines are on the east side which ran south before sweeping round to the north to serve the Maryport Docks.
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At one time Maryport had a huge stone built station building, but only ever a single platform. Nowadays this shelter suffices at the unstaffed ...
Mark Bartlett 22/03/2018
The signal box at Maryport is still quite busy as all Whitehaven direction trains have to cross over to the platform road and then cross back again to ...
Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018
The Workington - Maryport shuttle pulls into Maryport from the south in February 2010, having waited for a service from Carlisle to clear the single ...
Ewan Crawford /02/2010
The 14 35 Carlisle to Barrow in Furness loco hauled (actually propelled) Northern train approaching Maryport station on Monday 4th January 2016. ...
Brian Smith 04/01/2016

Aspatria station looking to Maryport. ...
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Aspatria station, seen on a sunny 9th March 2018 looking towards Carlisle. The station building is in private use and this is a request stop nowadays. ...
Mark Bartlett 09/03/2018
Aspatria, looking to Workington in 2001. ...
Ewan Crawford 24/06/2001

Sprinter bubble car 153331, on a Northern service from Carlisle to Workington and the Cumbrian Coast, calls at Wigton on 15th February 2016. ...
Brian Smith 15/02/2016
Pacers alive and well - at least for the moment. Northern 142052 calls at Wigton, Cumbria, on 15 February 2016. ...
Brian Smith 15/02/2016
WCRC 57316+57313 passing Wigton on 9 April 2016 with 1Z32 Newport to Carlisle charter. [Ref query 23559] ...
Ken Browne 09/04/2016
DRS 37423 working 2C45 Barrow to Carlisle loco hauled service top n tail with DBSO 9707 arriving at Wigton ...
Ken Browne 09/04/2016

68004 Rapid and 68003 Astute top and tail a three coach set seen leaving the request stop at Dalston on the 08.51 to Barrow-in-Furness on the last ...
Gordon Steel 17/05/2018
Two car dmu 156475 in Northern Rail colours approaching the request stop at Dalston at 10.00 with the service from Whitehaven to Carlisle. A toot on ...
Gordon Steel 17/05/2018
The stopping point for North bound Loco hauled trains at Dalston (request stop) ...
Gordon Steel 17/05/2018
Morning empties from Dalston Petroineos bound for Grangemouth, hauled by Colas 60056 on 27th June 2017. [Ref query 18 April 2018]
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Brian Smith 27/06/2017

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Carlisle station is currently almost unrecognizable, being clad in scaffolding to allow refurbishment of the glass roof. ...
Ken Strachan 01/08/2017
The 1.40pm Stranraer Harbour - Newcastle Central pulls away from Carlisle on 13 July 1963 behind V2 2-6-2 60975. ...
K A Gray 13/07/1963
The 0837 Glasgow Central - London St Pancras waiting to leave Carlisle on a grey Saturday morning in August 1965. Locomotive in charge is Black 5 ...
K A Gray 14/08/1965
Kingmoor Black 5 no 45279 seen here after taking over train 1S67, the Saturday down relief Thames-Clyde Express, at Carlisle platform 3 on 5 ...
K A Gray 05/08/1967