Settle-Carlisle Line

This week I want to direct your attention to a well preserved and fully operational Victorian railway line in the North of England. As you'd imagined, it's frequently visited by steam excursions.

Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado LNER Peppercorn A1 class Ribblehead Viaduct The waverley 3 October 2009 image 1.jpg
"Steam locomotive 60163 Tornado LNER Peppercorn A1 class Ribblehead Viaduct The waverley 3 October 2009 image 1" by Ultra7 - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

I had the fortune to have traveled on this line while I last visited England and I wrote about the equipment that could be seen around this line (see my posts on the Class 158 and the Class 332/3). This post, however, is for the railway line itself only.

High Scale, Garsdale - geograph.org.uk - 606499.jpg
"High Scale, Garsdale - geograph.org.uk - 606499" by Don Burgess. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Lunds Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 163936.jpg
"Lunds Viaduct - geograph.org.uk - 163936" by John Illingworth. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Since the Wikipedia, as well as its own dedicated website have a lot of very good information that will guide you through your journeys on and around this scenic route, I won't be wasting any more of your time on this humble little blog.

Oh, did I mention the line still uses semaphores?

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