Recent News

Campaign for Borders Rail 
Press Release – Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Carlisle and Campaign put Railway Development on the Agenda.

Carlisle City Council’s Leader, Cllr Colin Glover, has held joint talks with the Campaign for Borders Rail...

RMT Industrial Action Friday 1 and Monday 4 September

You will be aware that RMT has announced its intention to hold two further days of strike action on Friday 1 and Monday 4 September.
 
It is clear these latest strike days are timed to...

The National Railway Museum and the Midland Railway Study Centre have recently launched a timetable finding aid for the Midland Railway and its constituent companies. This takes the form of a comprehensive listing of the printed timetables currently available for public viewing by visiting the...

‘ExploreMore’ goes live at Ribblehead Visitor Centre.

A new way of looking at the Settle Carlisle line has gone live at the refurbished Ribblehead Visitor Centre. Using a touch screen you can now view the line between Settle and Blea Moor tunnel using aerial photography and 3D...

Northern have informed us that the refurbishment of their fleet continues apace and at the present time there can be as many as six units in works undergoing refurbishment.

The refurbishment of each unit will be done in two stages and as such work will be spread over several months ahead...

The front panels of the northbound waiting shelter at Ribblehead station have been replaced by volunteers from the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line and the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust working in partnership with Network Rail.  Although the shelter Is only some 20 years old, dating...

Popular as ever, our three holiday lets, the Station Master’s House at Ribblehead and cottages in Kirkby Stephen Station are booking up fast for 2017.

Book with us today to enjoy the sun and steam of a Settle-Carlisle summer

Our wonderful self-catering accommodation on the S...

The RMT have called for further industrial action on 8, 9 and 10 July.  Rail services through Northern’s franchise area will be affected. You can find out more about the services being operated on these three days at ...

Tullie House Museum and the Settle-Carlisle Line are jointly working on a project to promote Carlisle's railway heritage.  This may lead to a bid for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund,

On Saturday 8th July at 1.45 pm there is a public consultation meeting at Tullie House...

The 6th annual Ride 2 Stride festival of walks, talks and music has been declared a resounding success with over 800 people joining the walks and attending the walks.  The festival, organised jointly by Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line, Friends of Dalesrail, Friends of a Dales Highway...

After weeks of social media pestering of Northern by FoSCL, spearheaded by former Chairman Mark Rand and supported by an increasing number of others, including RAIL's editor Nigel Harris we have had a top level response from Northern's interim MD Alan Chaplin today.

The offending...

This link takes you to a seven minute timelapse video of the Eden Brows Story, culminating in the passing of Flying Scotsman on Friday last.
 

Enthralling to watch, and a full record of this project from start to finish.

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As of 31st March, the line is fully open again.  A normal timetable is in operation.  On Friday 31st March, people flocked to the lineside to see Flying Scotsman travel from Keighley to Carlisle and back. 

The 0550 from Carlisle was the first train southbound and was packed...

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, who are running a special charter hauled by Flying Scotsman from Oxenhope in the Worth Valley to Carlisle and back on Friday 31st March, have finally been able to release the planned timings.  See...

Ribblehead Visitor Centre tearoom will be open from 31st March, a day earlier than usual because of Flying Scotsman. 

The Exhibition at the Centre is being refurbished, it is planned that it will reopen in May.  We'll publicise it when the date is known.

 

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There will be several special events on Friday 31st March to celebrate the full reopening of the Settle-Carlisle Line. 

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway are organising a special excursion hauled by Flying Scotsman from Keighley to Carlisle and return.  This train is already...

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...