Structure / Site Summary for 256650

Hawes Junction

Hawes Junction is the point where the former branch line to Hawes diverges from the main Settle-Carlisle line. The western section of the Hawes Branch (between Garsdale and Redmire) closed to all traffic on April 27th, 1964 and the track in that section was lifted the following year. Trains to / from the Hawes branch used the platform face to the right of the island platform (see right-centre in the large image below). The former trackbed is now used as a driveway and parking area. The official 'zero point' for the Hawes branch was located beside (to the right of) the booking office (i.e. the nearest building visible on the island platform - see Structure 256660). However, the trailing junction from the main Settle-Carlisle line was behind and to the left of the photographer's position. The map-marker for the junction has been placed at the approximate location of the zero milepost.

Garsdale Railway Station and Hawes Junction from the southwest

Key details from the SCRCA Structure Record

Brief description: Hawes Junction

Assessment status: Assessed

Location 1 - Rail-miles: 256

Location 2 - Chains: 53.50

Location 3 - Position relative to main running lines (tracks): Up

Is a structure of this type shown at this location on the MR 1911 landplan?: Yes

Construction / installation period: MR-C

Current Use: Demolished

Visibility: Visible

Accessibility (ease of access): Easy

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13 September 2005
Garsdale Railway Station and Hawes Junction from the southwest     

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