Cockermouth railway station (Cockermouth and Workington Railway)

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Cockermouth (C&W)
Location
PlaceCockermouth
AreaAllerdale
Coordinates54°39′49″N 3°22′27″W / 54.6637°N 3.3743°W / 54.6637; -3.3743Coordinates: 54°39′49″N 3°22′27″W / 54.6637°N 3.3743°W / 54.6637; -3.3743
Grid referenceNY114307
Operations
Original companyCockermouth & Workington Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms1
History
28 April 1847Opened
2 January 1865Closed to passengers and replaced by new station[1]
1964Closed completely[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
170433 at Edinburgh Waverley.JPG UK Railways portal
A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (right) railways in the vicinity of the station

The original Cockermouth railway station was the eastern terminus of the Cockermouth & Workington Railway.[3] It served the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria, England.

History[edit]

The station opened on 28 April 1847. It closed on 2 January 1865, being replaced by the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway station when the line was extended eastwards to Penrith using a different alignment.[4]

After closure to passengers the station remained in use as a goods station until 1964. The station area included an engine shed which was opened on 28 April 1847, extended in 1858 and closed in 1876, after which it was converted for use as a goods shed.[5] The shed was demolished in the mid-1990s.[6]


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Terminus   Cockermouth & Workington Railway   Brigham
Line and station closed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt 1995, p. 65.
  2. ^ Suggitt 2008, p. 78.
  3. ^ Jowett 2000, Map 36.
  4. ^ Western 2001, Chapters 2 & 3.
  5. ^ Western 2001, p. 35.
  6. ^ Griffith & Smith 2000, p. 329.

Sources[edit]

  • 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.
  • Griffiths, Roger; Smith, Paul (2000). The Directory of British Engine Sheds and Principal Locomotive Servicing Points: 2 North Midlands, Northern England and Scotland. OPC Railprint. ISBN 978-0-86093-548-3. OCLC 59558605.
  • 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.
  • Suggitt, Gordon (2008). Lost Railways of Cumbria (Railway Series). Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-107-4.
  • Western, Robert (2001). The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway OL113. Usk: Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-564-4.

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