Burgh-by-Sands railway station

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Burgh-by-Sands
Burgh-by-Sands Station 1939604 ceb64412.jpg
Burgh-by-Sands station
Location
PlaceBurgh-by-Sands
AreaCity of Carlisle
Coordinates54°55′12″N 3°03′31″W / 54.9200°N 3.0585°W / 54.9200; -3.0585Coordinates: 54°55′12″N 3°03′31″W / 54.9200°N 3.0585°W / 54.9200; -3.0585
Grid referenceNY322588
Operations
Original companyPort Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingNorth British Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Platforms1[1]
History
1854Opened as "Burgh"
7 September 1964Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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Burgh-by-Sands railway station was originally named Burgh (pronounced "Bruff"). It opened in 1854 on the Port Carlisle Railway branch and later the Silloth branch, serving the village of Burgh in Cumberland - now Cumbria - England.[2] The line and station closed on 7 September 1964 as part of the Beeching cuts.[3]

In 2014 the station building survived as a private dwelling.[4]

History[edit]

In 1819 a port was constructed at Port Carlisle and in 1821, the Carlisle Navigation Canal was built to take goods to Carlisle.[5] The canal was closed in 1853[5] and much of it was infilled by the Port Carlisle Railway Company who constructed a railway that started passenger services in 1854, discontinuing them two years later when the Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway & Dock Company's (C&SBRDC) new railway to Silloth opened, utilising the Port Carlisle Branch as far as Drumburgh.[6] Opened as Burgh railway station, it was renamed Burgh-by-Sands in 1923.[4]

The North British Railway leased the line from 1862, it was absorbed by them in 1880, and then taken over by the London and North Eastern Railway in 1923.[6]

Infrastructure[edit]

The station sat close the village, reached by Station Road that branched off the mainstreet; it had a single platform, a shelter and a signal box. The branch ran close to the course of Hadrians Wall. A substantial station building was present, together with a station master's house.

Micro-history[edit]

In the 1930s a Walter Tait was the station master.[7]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Dickson 2014, p. 58.
  2. ^ Solway Plain - Past and Present Retrieved : 2012-08-21
  3. ^ Cumbria Railways Retrieved : 2012-08-21
  4. ^ a b Old Cumbria Gazetteer Retrieved : 2012-08-23
  5. ^ a b Ramshaw 1997, p. 1.
  6. ^ a b Cumbria Railway Retrieved : 2012-08-21
  7. ^ Railbrit Retrieved : 2012-08-23

Sources[edit]

  • Dickson, Brian J. (2014). Cumberland & Westmorland Railway Pictorial 1948-1968. Southampton: Kestrel Railway Books. ISBN 978-1-905505-32-6.
  • Ramshaw, David (1997). The Carlisle Navigation Canal, 1821-53. Carlisle: P3 Publications. ISBN 978-0-9522098-5-0.

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Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Kirkandrews
Line and station closed
  North British Railway
Carlisle and Silloth Bay Railway
  Drumburgh
Line and station closed