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The Settle Carlisle Railway (Postponed)

Past, Present and Future

The Settle & Carlisle Railway was built by the Midland Railway as an alternative to the London & North Western Railway route to Scotland. 

It was opened to passenger trains in 1876 and continued to be well used for passenger and freight until the 1960s and 1970s.

Due to the huge repair bill needed to keep the line operating, it was scheduled for closure in 1988 but in 1989 the decision was overturned and with the repairs carried out, it is back running successfully today.


There is an optional dinner (£20pp) at 19:00 before the lecture starts at 20:45.    Booking is essential using the form available on the website.


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02 Apr 2020

8:45pm - 10:15pm

Add to Calendar 04/02/2020 20:45 04/02/2020 22:15 The Settle Carlisle Railway (Postponed) The revival of the line. Ross St, Darwen BB3 2JU, UK


Lancashire and Cumbria Local Network

Registration Information

This event is free to members and non-members.  To assist with event arrangements, please register here.

If you wish to reserve a place for the optional dinner, please contact the organiser.


Whitehall Country Hotel

Ross Street
United Kingdom


19:00 Dinner

20:45 Talk

22:15 (approx) Conclusion


Speaker: Bryan Gray CBE DL, Chairman, Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust

Organised by: IET

Contact: James Hindle (jim.hindle@btinternet.com)