Historic Structures

The Settle-Carlisle Railway boasts hundreds of railway-related historic structures, perhaps more than any other railway line in the UK. However, the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL) only has direct responsibility for managing and maintaining two of these structures, namely Armathwaite Station Signalbox and Settle Station Signal Box.

Armathwaite Station Signalbox

Photo: Armathwaite Station Signalbox

This structure closed for rail operations on the 15th of January 1983. It has since been fully restored to its Midland Railway appearance and it is now open to the public on an occassional, informal basis. Additional information is available on the Armathwaite Station Signalbox page.

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Settle Station Signal Box

Photo: Settle Station Signal Box

This structure closed for rail operations on the 13th of May 1984 and it has since been fully restored. It is now run as a small working museum dedicated to mechanical-era railway signalling on the Settle-Carlisle Railway and it is open to the public on a regular basis. Additional information is available on the Settle Station Signal Box page.

Should you be interested in another fine and very well restored Midland Railway signal box, see St Albans South.  There is also a list of other restored signal boxes on their web site.  Well worth a look!

The Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust (one of FoSCL's sister organisations in the Settle-Carlisle Railway Partnership - see http://www.sandctrust.org.uk/ and http://www.settle-carlisle.co.uk/ respectively) has direct responsibility for managing and maintaining four of the other railway-related historic structures, namely:

  • Horton-in-Ribblesdale main station building
     
  • Kirkby Stephen main station building
     
  • Ribblehead main station building
     
  • Ribblehead Station Master's house

The rest of the railway-related historic structures are owned, managed and (where appropriate) maintained by one or more of the following:

  • Network Rail (the owner and operator of the UK's National Rail Network)
     
  • Northern Rail (the company responsible for operating the scheduled passenger service on the line)
     
  • Private individuals / organisations

For additional information about all of the historic structures within the Settle-Carlisle Railway Conservation Area (SCRCA), visit the SCRCA Project section.

Last updated by Mark Harvey on 09/03/2017

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Date posted: 2014-Jan-20 14:49:36   /   Date last updated: 2017-Mar-12 16:42:13