News Archive

16 June 2011

The signal box at Armathwaite station was brought into service on July 16th 1899. It is of timber construction, measures 16’6 x 11’6 and houses a 16 lever tumbler frame. It was decommissioned and retired from service on January 15th 1983.
 
The Friends of the Settle...

08 June 2011

FoSCL member Stephen Bainbridge is holding an exhibition of railway and landscape paintings, including several of the Settle-Carlisle line, at the Henshaw Gallery, Crosby Street, Carlisle from 11 June to 2 July.

Entrance is free and all members welcome.

06 June 2011

FoSCL has made a major contribution to the saving of the Saturday bus service from Dent station. 
 
At the April committee meeting, it was voted that "The committee will offer a grant of £1500 towards the cost of the running of the 564 bus service provided...

06 June 2011

Sunday 22 May saw a group of Northern stakeholders descend on Settle for a very informative day out.  Stakeholder days are organised by Northern as a way of saying thank you to various groups and individuals who make a real difference to the railway and the...

11 May 2011

Kirkby Stephen, half way between Settle and Carlisle, is a wonderful place to visit!  Two new developments have transformed the station and the area.

First, Rachel Griffiths, tenant jointly with husband Andrew of Kirkby Stephen West station, has opened a tearoom at the station:

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22 March 2011

Carlisle Station improvements to the waiting area in front of Platforms 5 & 6 are now finished, though still surrounded by barriers.  Today, Tuesday 22nd March, I managed to poke my camera through the gaps between the barriers and take the shots below.  At long last, we have a...

18 March 2011

Eagle eyed visitors to the FoSCL web site will have noticed a number of new photos on the home page including an atmospheric 'appearance' of a Virgin Voyager at Garsdale. These images have been taken by Carsten Lundsten, one of FoSCL's many overseas members, who lives in Denmark....

05 March 2011

We understand that there will be an early morning through train from Carlisle to Leeds and from Leeds to Carlisle weekdays from the start of the new timetable on 23rd May. This has been on FoSCL's wish list for some years.  See below for detailed timetable.
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05 March 2011

Many of the stations which had been closed by BR in the 1970s were reopened to passengers on 14th July 1986. 
 
Ruth Evans writes: "FoSCL are looking for any photographs that were taken on the 14th July 1986 of the DMU that was the first stopping train at all the...

05 February 2011

The improvements to the area in front of platforms 5 & 6 are taking shape.  The "gateway" to the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Hadrian's Wall Line has been erected, see the photo below taken on Monday, 31st January.  There has been some criticism of the colour scheme...