Virtual Visit

You can experience the delights of the Settle-Carlisle Line without physically visiting it. For example, you can browse through photographs via the image gallery, see what is happening in real time via our webcams, learn all about the line's sites, structures and history via the 'SCRCA' section, or virtually fly along the line viewing the modern track or construction era plans via the Trust's 'Explore More' system. 

Image Gallery

The image gallery includes a slideshow feature when used on screens wider than 400 pixels. Browse through a small selection of photographs featuring the line and its trains, the adjacent scenery and some of the activities carried-out by FoSCL volunteers. If you have any images that you'd be willing to share via the gallery, please contact us.

Ribblehead, Horton and Kirkby Stephen webcams

View of Ribblehead viaduct and the railway tracks leading to it, from the Stationmaster's House next door to Ribblehead station.
You can stay here, see for more information.

For live streaming from Ribblehead, Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Kirkby Stephen see

We are indebted to Railcam, for setting up and hosting this facility. If you want to know what's scheduled to run along the line today, see Real Time Trains at

Explore the SCRCA

At the beginning of 2012, a very small group of volunteers launched a long-term project to:

  • identify, catalogue and create a comprehensive record of key railway-related structures and sites within (or associated with) the Settle - Carlisle Railway Conservation Area (SCRCA); then to
  • gradually research and document the history of the most 'interesting' sites and structures.

A wide variety of site- and structure-types are being catalogued and recorded as part of the SCRCA Project, including railway stations, goods sheds, signal boxes, bridges (including viaducts & tunnels), former railway workers' housing and a host of other railway-related locations. One of the primary objectives of the project is to provide public access to this material and you can now 'Virtually Visit' the SCRCA and 'Virtually Explore' its sites and structures using interactive maps and aerial imagery.

Explore More

This ambitious project by the Settle & Carlisle Railway Trust will ultimately allow you to fly along the line from Settle to Carlisle.  At present, you can do the following:

  • Fly over the line from Settle to Blea Moor
  • Click on features to find out more about stations, signal boxes and other historic structures
  • Discover stories about people who lived and worked along the line
  • Explore an interactive 3D model of Ribblehead Viaduct
  • See historic sites such as the Navvy Camp and Helwith Bridge Quarry
  • Switch views from aerial photograph to the original railway plans

To do any of these, visit