News Archive

06 August 2013

On 11th August 1968 British Rail ran their last steam hauled train which became affectionately known as the ‘Fifteen Guinea Special’.  The train ran from Liverpool via Manchester to Carlisle.  To commemorate the 45th anniversary since steam disappeared from everyday use a...

31 July 2013

Quarry traffic by rail from the quarries around Horton-in-Ribblesdale has long been one of FoSCL's wishes.  There are far too many heavy lorries transporting limestone from these quarries on the surrounding roads and through Settle.  Fortunately things are now starting to move....

30 July 2013

BUS CHANGES AFTER LITTLE RED BUS CEASES OPERATIONS

The news that Little Red Bus has gone into Voluntary Administration has sparked a wave of activity at North Yorkshire County Council to secure replacement operators for most services in the Dales. Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire are now...

26 July 2013

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line now have a Twitter account, follow us @foscl.

 

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23 July 2013

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line are repeating their popular walking tours around the railway construction site at Ribblehead every Wednesday from now until September, 11th inclusive plus Saturday 17th August. The walks are free of charge.

 

Organiser Peter Davies said...

21 June 2013

The latest programme of guided walks for July to  2013 has been published and leaflets giving full details of all the walks are being distributed to stations, tourist information offices, and other outlets etc.
FoSCL volunteers lead guided walks from stations up and down the line (...

08 June 2013

FoSCL's app and audio guides have inspired Scottish National Heritage to produce their own versions for Scotland's most scenic railway lines.  They came to us for advice some 18 months ago and we and the DevCo were delighted to help them.  They've already covered several of...

04 May 2013

There's an excellent double-page article on our Manchester campaign in Rail issue 721, out this week.  Good - and accurate - quotes from Drew Haley, Marion Armstrong and me.  All thanks to our good friend Steve Broadbent. 

 

And as a bonus, an excellent...

25 April 2013

A giant leap forward!  FoSCL committee member Rod Metcalfe recently discovered the Realtime Trains web site, http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/search/advanced .  

 

Mark Rand has had a good look at this...

22 April 2013

We heard at the weekend that Scottish Coal has gone into administration. 

See http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-22225943

 

Why should this concern the Friends of the...