Brigham railway station

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Brigham (Cumberland) Station 1906983 1c110717.jpg
The station in 1961
Place Brigham
Area Allerdale
Coordinates 54°39′57″N 3°25′14″W / 54.66574°N 3.42058°W / 54.66574; -3.42058Coordinates: 54°39′57″N 3°25′14″W / 54.66574°N 3.42058°W / 54.66574; -3.42058
Grid reference NY085310
Original company Cockermouth & Workington Railway
Pre-grouping London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms 3[1]
28 April 1847 Opened
18 April 1966 Closed[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal

Brigham railway station was situated on the Cockermouth and Workington Railway and served the village of Brigham, Cumbria, England.[3][4]


A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (right) railways in the vicinity of the station

The station opened on 28 April 1847 and closed on 18 April 1966. The last train was the 20:19 DMU from Keswick to Workington Main on Saturday 16 April.[5]


In 2013 remains of the station and the junction to Papcastle station were still visible by the A66 road before the Great Broughton junction; most of this track now forms part of the A66.

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Cockermouth (C&W)
  Cockermouth & Workington Railway   Broughton Cross
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
  Broughton Cross
Line and station closed
Reversed at Brigham
  Maryport and Carlisle Railway   Papcastle
Line and station closed

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Marsh & Garbutt 1999, p. 141.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 44.
  3. ^ Smith & Turner 2012, Map 26.
  4. ^ Jowett 2000, Map 36.
  5. ^ Suggitt 2008, p. 81.


  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. 
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. 
  • Marsh, John; Garbutt, John (1999). Cumbrian Railways. Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0750920432. 
  • Smith, Paul; Turner, Keith (2012). Railway Atlas Then and Now. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 978 0 7110 3695 6. 
  • Suggitt, Gordon (2008). Lost Railways of Cumbria (Railway Series). Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-107-4. 

Further reading[edit]

  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Shepperton: Ian Allan Publishing. 1997 [1958]. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3. 
  • Anderson, Paul (April 2002). Hawkins, Chris, ed. "Dog in the Manger? The Track of the Ironmasters". British Railways Illustrated. Clophill: Irwell Press Ltd. 11 (7). 
  • Bairstow, Martin (1995). Railways In The Lake District. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-11-2. 
  • Bowtell, Harold D. (1989). Rails through Lakeland: An Illustrated Journey of the Workington-Cockermouth-Keswick-Penrith Railway 1847-1972. Wyre, Lancashire: Silverling Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-947971-26-2. 
  • Joy, David (1983). Lake Counties (Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 094653702X. 
  • McGowan Gradon, W. (2004) [1952]. The Track of the Ironmasters: A History of the Cleator and Workington Junction Railway. Grange-over-Sands: Cumbrian Railways Association. ISBN 0-9540232-2-6. 
  • Marshall, John (1981). Forgotten Railways: North West England. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0 7153 8003 6. 
  • Western, Robert (2001). The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway OL113. Usk: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-564-0. 

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