Kirkby Lonsdale railway station

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Kirkby Lonsdale
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The remains of Kirkby Lonsdale station
Location
Place Kirkby Lonsdale
Area Lancaster, Lancashire
Coordinates 54°11′28″N 2°34′10″W / 54.1910°N 2.5694°W / 54.1910; -2.5694Coordinates: 54°11′28″N 2°34′10″W / 54.1910°N 2.5694°W / 54.1910; -2.5694
Operations
Original company Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 2
History
16 September 1861[1] Opened
1 February 1954[1] Closed to passengers
1 October 1964 Closed to goods
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Kirkby Lonsdale railway station was located in Lancashire, England, on the Ingleton Branch Line, 2 miles (3 km) from the town of Kirkby Lonsdale in Westmorland (now in Cumbria).

History[edit]

The Lancaster and Carlisle Railway built the Ingleton Branch Line from the existing Ingleton Station to Low Gill.[2] By the time the branch was completed in 1861, the L&CR was operated by the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).

After formal closure to passenger on 1 February 1954, the line was still on occasions used for weekend excursions and to transport pupils to and from local boarding schools. Goods traffic continued until 1 October 1964. The line was maintained as a possible relief route until April 1967 when the tracks were lifted.[3] The station had a goods shed, weighing machine and cattle pens.[4] The station building survives as a private dwelling.

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ a b Butt, Page 135
  2. ^ Western (1990), pp.17–22
  3. ^ Western (1990), pp.68–69
  4. ^ Kirkby Lonsdale Retrieved : 2012-09-19
Sources

External links[edit]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Ingleton (LNWR)   London and North Western Railway
Ingleton Branch Line
  Barbon
Ingleton Branch Line
Carlisle via L&CR
Tebay
River Lune
Low Gill
Lancaster via L&CR
Lowgill Viaduct
Westmorland
Yorkshire
Waterside Viaduct
Sedbergh
Rawthey Bridge
Yorkshire
Westmorland
Middleton-on-Lune
Barbon
Westmorland
Lancashire
Kirkby Lonsdale
River Lune
Lancashire
Yorkshire
Ingleton (L&NW)
Ingleton Viaduct
Ingleton (Midland)
Lancaster via NWR
Clapham
Skipton via NWR