Cockermouth railway station

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Cockermouth
Cockermouth station site geograph-3112630-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
Site of Cockermouth station in 1986
Location
Place Cockermouth
Area Allerdale
Operations
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
North Eastern Railway
Post-grouping London Midland and Scottish Railway
History
2 January 1865 Opened (Replacing older staion)
18 April 1966 Closed[1]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Cockermouth railway station was situated on the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway and served the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria, England. The station opened to passenger traffic on 2 January 1865, and closed on 18 April 1966. The station was the second to be built in the town. The original Cockermouth & Workington Railway station closed when the CK&PR station opened on an altered alignment. The station was immortalised in 1964 in the song "Slow Train" by Flanders and Swann. All traces of the station are now gone as the site is now occupied by The Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Base and the Cumbria Fire Service Headquarters. Running down the left hand side of The Fire Service Headquarters building is the old track bed, now a public walkway; there are original bridges and features surviving to this day.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

References[edit]

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. 
  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Ian Allan Publishing. 1958/1997. ISBN 978-0-7110-0320-0.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Bairstow, Martin (1995). Railways In The Lake District. ISBN 978-1-871944-11-2. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Terminus   Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway   Embleton
Terminus   London and North Western Railway
Cockermouth & Workington Railway
  Brigham

Coordinates: 54°39′36″N 3°21′54″W / 54.660°N 3.365°W / 54.660; -3.365