Magazines

The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line publishes quarterly magazines. The current magazine is only available to paid-up FoSCL members. Older magazines are available in PDF format via the links below.
 

November 2012

November 2012

 

Cover Photo: Just like painting the Forth Bridge: track renewals are ongoing in October 2012, as they were in this view at Selside thirty years ago.

Photo: Pete Shaw

August 2012

August 2012

Cover photo: FoSCL Chairman Richard Morris and Settle-Carlisle Development Company Chairman Douglas Hodgins visited Minister of State for Transport the Rt. Hon. Theresa Villiers M.P. on Wednesday 11 July.  Richard is seen here (right) with Member of Parliament for Carlisle - John Stevenson - after leaving the DfT.

Photo: Douglas Hodgins

May 2012

May 2012

Cover photo: Campaign publicity to restore services from Carlisle to Manchester via Hellifield.

Image: i print - Settle

FoSCL is campaigning regular passenger services between Manchester, the Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales, the Eden Valley and Carlisle.  This issue explains the background to the campaign. 

February 2012

February 2012

February 2012

Cover photo: Michael Portillo (r) with FoSCL Vice-President Edward Album at Carlisle Station 23 January.

Photo: Richard Morris

August 2011

August 2011

Cover photo: 14.04 Carlisle-Leeds at Horton-in-Ribblesdale which is decorated with bunting to celebrate 25 years of restoration of local trains and re-opening of 8 stations.

Photo: Pete Shaw.

 

 A special anniversary issue celebrating 30 years of campaigning and success for FoSCL.  Also reported is the Northern Rail stakeholders visit to Settle.

May 2011

May 2011

Cover photo: The inaugral southbound service 14 July 1986 which called at all 8 reopend stations arrives at Appleby.

Photo. Pete Shaw

(Note: this cover is not the same as the printed magazine issue).

This issue welcomes Richard Morris as the new FoSCL Chairman.  Also reported are the 25th anniversary celebrations of the re-opening of 8 stations which had been closed in 1970.

February 2011

February 2011

February 2011

Cover photo: Work in progress at Kirkby Stephen July 2007

Photo. Gordon Allen/Network Rail

 

This issue reports on the various successes of the FoSCL 'Five year vision' and invites members to make their views known for the future - the members forum on the web site is an ideal way of doing this and some of the early postings are reported in the magazine.

 

November 2010

November 2010

November 2010

Cover photo: Ribblehead timber freight flow begins.

Photo. Pete Shaw

 

The major theme of the issue is a celebration of the fact that after years of disruption, the entire track, all the way between Settle and Carlisle has been replaced.  New track, new signalling, restored viaducts and tunnels - all a far cry from the dark days of the 1980s when the line seemed almost certain to close.

May 2010

May 2010

May 2010

Cover photo: Trial timber train workings have taken place on the S&C.  Colas Rail 66843 is seen here on the 12.28 Carlisle Yard-Chirk at Ais Gill Viaduct on 23 March 2010.

Photo: John Hooson

February 2010

February 2010

February 2010

Cover photo: The 09.25 Carlisle to Leeds train at a very snowy Ribblehead station on 3 January 2010 with Whernside in the background.

Photo: Pete Shaw

November 2009

November 2009

November 2009

Cover photo: Settle Station staff members (l-r) Tim Parker, Peter Freeman and Colin Jones are presented with the plaque for the 'Small station of the year' award by Northern Rail Managing Director Heidi Mottram.

Photo: Pete Shaw