Murthwaite Halt railway station

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Murthwaite Halt
Murthwaite Halt, Cumbria (geograph 3331607).jpg
Location
Place Eskdale Green
Area Copeland, Cumbria
Operations
Managed by R&ER
Owned by R&ER
Operated by R&ER
Platforms 1
History
1876 Opened (Standard gauge)
1913 Station closed
1916 Reopened (15 in gauge
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom
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Murthwaite Halt railway station is a small intermediate railway station on the 15" gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in Cumbria, England.[1] It is named after the (now ruined) farm that stood in the field opposite the railway. The railway serviced the Murthwaite stone crushing plant, built in the 1920s to crush granite from the quarries further up the railway's valley.[2] This was in operation from the 1920s until 1953, and between 1929 and 1953 there was a standard gauge branch from Ravenglass to the crushing plant, the rails being gauntletted either side of the 15" gauge ones.[citation needed]

The station is located 2.75 miles (4.43 km) from Ravenglass and 4.25 miles (6.84 km) from Dalegarth.

Accessibility[edit]

Due to Murthwaite Halt being on a public footpath, which is not, in any way, suitable for wheelchair users, wheelchair users are not permitted to alight at this halt.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Railway". The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Preservation Society. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Davies, W.J.K. (1981) [1968]. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-9224-7. 


Preceding station Heritage Railways  Heritage railways Following station
Miteside Halt   Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway   Irton Road

Coordinates: 54°22′52″N 3°21′43″W / 54.381°N 3.362°W / 54.381; -3.362