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This is the website of the Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line (FoSCL), one of several organisations supporting the Settle-Carlisle section of the main line from Leeds to Carlisle.  This is not a heritage railway, but part of the national rail network with its passenger trains operated by Northern. 

Note to FoSCL members: the members' area and other activities that require you to log in have been transferred to the FoSCL online shop site.  You do not need to log in to renew your membership, nor to purchase a Dales Railcard, just go to https://www.foscl.org.uk/shop/ and click on Membership or Railcards in the left hand column. If you wish to log in to view your account please go to https://www.foscl.org.uk/shop/user.  If your old log in details are no longer valid, please ask us to re-register you using Contact Us.   

Northern are now operating more services along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line.  The new timetable can be downloaded here.  

We do NOT run steam trains, but steam charters frequently travel along the line, see www.uksteam.info for details. 

Together with our partner organisations, we support the railway line that runs from Settle Junction in the south to Carlisle in the north, a total of 72 miles (115 km) in length.  The Settle-Carlisle partnership has adopted all ten stations between Settle and Carlisle, tends the station gardens and carries out minor maintenance work.  Three of the stations are leased from Network Rail and have a variety of uses intended to encourage people to visit the area.  For more information on the wide range of activities we undertake to promote and develop the Settle-Carlisle Line, see About Us

Webcams: see in real time what's happening at Ribblehead, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Kirkby Stephen.  A great view of the famous viaduct and the railway track leading to it, and of three of the Settle-Carlisle stations.  See for yourself here.

Last updated by Richard Morris on 12/08/2018
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  • EWS coal train
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