History of FoSCL: The origins and development of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line

Introduction (and a plea for your help)

We would very much like to develop this section into a comprehensive history of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line. However, this can only be done if the people involved are willing to document what they know - especially with regard to the early years. If you have any information relating to this subject that you are willing to share, please tell us what you know by either:

  1. adding a post, or a comment on an existing post, in the 'History of the Friends' section of the members' forum (accessible to signed-in FoSCL Members only) - see: http://www.foscl.org.uk/forums/history-foscla/history-friends, or
  2. using the 'Contact us' facility - see: https://www.foscl.org.uk/content/contact-us-form

To get the ball rolling, a few relevant items have been gathered together from a variety of sources and uploaded as 'History Posts' - see below:

Last updated by Mark Harvey on 26/01/2014

History Posts for 'The History of FoSCL'

To view the full text plus any images and / or accompanying attachments for one of the 'History Posts' listed below, click on the post title.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway Line is one of the "World's Great Train Journeys", yet it came very near to closure in the 1980s. In response to this potential loss, 32,000 people and one dog (a fare paying passenger) objected. The dog was Ruswarp (pronounced 'Russup'), a Border Collie owned by Graham Nuttall, co-founder of the...

The text was written by Richard Morris in 2010 for the original 'History' page.
The photographs have been added subsequently by Mark Harvey.

Date posted: 2014-Jan-20 13:01:39   /   Date last updated: 2014-Mar-17 13:36:10