Recent News

The producers of two of our DVDs, Creative Imagineers Ltd, have secured transmissions on one of the Sky channels for both A Journey on The Settle Carlisle Railway and The Saving of The Settle-Carlisle Railway.

The channel is taking more...

Based on feedback from a FoSCL member, most of the reserved seats for the Tornado hauled trains on 14, 15 & 16 February are now booked.  He writes:

"I tried to buy reserved seating tickets at the ticket office in Leeds station last Friday morning but the ticket office don...

February 14th, 15th and 16th on the Settle Carlisle railway.

Twelve Northern services will be steam-hauled, seven-carriage trains. They will pass over the ‘roof of England’ behind Britain’s newest steam locomotive, Tornado. The world-famous line carves its way...

There is a very big Valentine's Week treat in store on February 14, 15 and 16 on the world famous Settle-Carlisle railway.

On those three days a total of twelve scheduled Northern services will be replaced by eight coach steam hauled trains.   Four trains each day will traverse...

Settle & Carlisle Re-opening Special

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is delighted to announce the running of a commemorative railtour from Oxenhope to Carlisle on 31st March behind ‘Flying Scotsman’, in conjunction with Northern, Network Rail...

The 4th annual ride2stride festival will take place between 25th April and 1st May 2017

 

ride2stride is a festival of walks, talks and music along the fabulous Settle-Carlisle railway line.

It's a week long celebration of the wonderful landscape and culture of the...

Martin Pearson's ground-breaking new book on the history and saving of the Settle-Carlisle Line is available for delivery, including dociuments never before published. ...

The Building and Saving of a Great Railway A Line of Critical Decisions
by Martin Pearson with a Foreword by Michael Portillo  Paperback     £13 inc P+P

Please note: there has been a delay at the printers of Martin...

Railways have an enormous impact on our lives. A recent BBC programme claimed that railways made a bigger impact than the Internet. So it is important to record the story of our railways. That is why we are creating an archive of material about the Settle Carlisle Line. We have recently moved...

Fancy a little trip across the Yorkshire Dales by bus?  'All aboard: The country bus' is a real time 2 hour journey from Richmond to Ingleton using the Northern Dalesman bus filmed earlier this year and due to be broadcast on BBC4 at 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August.

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The first of the season’s three Jericho Walks was a great success, thanks to everyone that helped make it a success. 
 
Just over 70 visitors attended of whom about half travelled to/from Ribblehead by train.  Everyone met at the Ribblehead Visitor Centre...

Not so much a news item as a reminder that we regularly lead guided geology walks from the stations along the Settle-Carlisle Line.  And if you'd like to read a great explanation of the geology all along the line, s...

From Sunday 15 May 2016, a Settle Carlisle Line Day Ranger ticket will be available.  This will reduce the cost of travel for many journeys on the Settle Carlisle line.

The offer is being introduced to encourage people to travel on the world-famous railway, which remains...

Recently screened historical drama ‘Jericho’ has encouraged many viewers to find out more about the real history of the Navvy site at Ribblehead in the stunningly beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

This summer, call in at Ribblehead Visitor Centre and see you yourself how the famous...

THE REAL JERICHO EXPERIENCE

Three walks/tours have been arranged on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd June, Thursday 28th July, Thursday 11th August.

Participants who wish to go on any of these walks (as the arrangements are exactly the same for all 3 Thursdays) should meet...

The FoSCL AGM will take place on Saturday 16th April at the Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle (just in front of the station).  It will start at 11.45 and finish around 15.30.  Speakers will be Alex Hynes, Managing Director of Arriva Rail North, and Simon Walton, former Chairman of the Campaign...

Network Rail have agreed a plan to repair the section of line closed as a result of a major landslip at Eden Brows between Carlisle and Armathwaite.

Over 500,000 tons of embankment have slipped towards the river Eden below the line as a result of bad weather during December and January....

The Department for Transport announced on 9th December that the next Northern franchise, starting on 1st April 2016, will be run by Arriva. 

Richard Morris, Chairman of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line, said 'we can expect meaningful and quality improvements from Arriva...

Carlisle's Citadel Station is to get a £15 million pound upgrade and work will commence on Monday 30 November.  The majority of the investment will be spent on replacing the roof.  Glass falling from the roof has forced the closure of some platforms in the past years,...

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