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.
 

August 2014

August 2014

August 2014

Cover Picture: ‘Country Walking’ magazine recently polled its readers asking”What’s the best railway line for walkers?” 52% said the Settle-Carlisle line. Here walkers are seen ascending Arten Gill during one leg of the ‘Walk the Line’ series; these are being led by FoSCL and the Friends of Dalesrail as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations. They follow the route described by Vivienne Crow in her book ‘Settle to Carlisle Way’.

Photo: John Wood

May 2014

May 2014

May 2014

 

Cover Picture: On Friday 11th April - the exact 25th anniversary of the announcement that
the S&C was saved - a special train ran from Leeds to Carlisle and return carrying many
distinguished guests. When it entered Settle, church bells rang and it is seen here being
welcomed ‘Railway-Children style’.

Image: ©TravellingSimon Photography. www.travellingsimon.com

February 2014

February 2014

February 2014

 

Cover Picture: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the saving of the S&C, FoSCL and Northern Rail are
collaborating on a special train which will run on Sunday, April 13th between Blackpool and Carlisle. Two
days earlier, the S&C Development Co. are running a special train from Leeds to Carlisle using the DRS
stock seen here at Arten Gill viaduct in Stobart livery, topped and tailed by 47832 and 47712 .

Photo: Pete Shaw

November 2013

November 2013

November 2013

Cover image: Plans are being made for the return of quarry traffic to the S&C from Arcow Quarry.  The dotted lines superimposed on the map and shaded in yellow show the route of the proposed railhead; the area shaded in orange will be the loading pad.

Image: Lafarge Tarmac

August 2013

August 2013

August 2013

Cover photo: Traditional methods of train control are soon to be superseded by modern technology.  The photo shows 37604 and 37608 on the radio mast survey test train at Blea Moor, 5 June 2013, assessing coverage from the new communications masts.  Blea Moor signal box is likely to disappear by 2020.

Photo: Pete Shaw

May 2013

May 2013

Cover photo: Just one week before Easter the S&C was blocked by snow; this resulted in snow ploughs being sent to clear the line.  Here the driver has been able to photograph his machine outside Blea Moor signal box.

Photo: Willy Ward

February 2013

<p><strong>February 2013</strong></p>

<p><strong>Cover photo: </strong>Part of FoSCL&#39;s campaigning in the next few years will be for better trains on the S&amp;C.&nbsp; 2014 may see rolling stock &#39;cascaded&#39; from other lines on completion of electrification schemes.&nbsp; Could this First TransPennine Class 185 - seen at Melton Ross, near Barnetby, on a Manchester Airport-Cleethorpes working - be heading for the S&C?</p>

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.