News Archive

19 May 2012

We're delighted that the southbound weekday early morning direct train Carlisle-Leeds also stops at Garsdale from 14th May.  Previously it stopped at most other stations, but Garsdale could not be included due to pathing constraints in the Aire Valley.
 
Working with...

07 May 2012

You can listen to Michael Portillo's radio programme on the post-Beeching cuts, which was broadcast last Saturday at 8pm on Radio 4.  Click on this link to listen again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01h2c9p
 
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24 April 2012

In addition to joining FoSCL or renewing your membership online, there are now a couple of other enhancements available to you:

  • gift membership
  • FoSCL Dales Railcard

Why not buy a relative or friend ...

16 April 2012

Walking tours on foot around the railway construction site at Ribblehead will take place every Wednesday from July 4th to September 12th inclusive plus Saturday 18th August.
On all days there will be two walks available: a short walk of
approximately two and a half miles covering...

01 April 2012

How would you like to spend a few days staying in the station building at Kirkby Stephen West? Not only can you watch all the trains on the Settle-Carlisle line passing your window, but you're in the heart of the upper Eden Valley with fabulous views of the nearby fells. And the bustling...

15 March 2012

Since the end of the Metro special offer on 23rd March, the trains are back to normal, with plenty of seats on most trains. Come walking in the Dales and the Eden Valley, or admire the scenery along the entire Settle-Carlisle route! This is the best time of year, before the trees come into leaf...

27 February 2012

Statesman Rail are pleased to announce that the new series of ITV’s popular series ‘The Dales’ will air in March and in addition to our “Fellsman” steam train being featured on the opening credits of every episode we will have our own feature in episode 2 when the...

01 February 2012

Michael Portillo travelled from Carlisle to Ribblehead, then on to Settle, on Monday 23rd January. 
 
He is making a radio documentary on the post-Beeching closures.  The S&C is of course a shining example of one that didn't happen.
 
He was...

18 January 2012

Apply online for FoSCL membership!  Existing members can also renew online. 
 
We've had our own online membership pages created especially for FoSCL by our developer, Arron King of Carlisle.  We've worked closely with him on the appearance of the...

29 November 2011

Tullie House Museum, Carlisle, is offering a special offer of one full price adult admission upon purchase of a full price adult ticket.  Offer valid until 31st March 2012.  
 
Full details of exhibitions and gallery from the ...