Murthwaite Halt railway station

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Murthwaite Halt
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
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Murthwaite Halt railway station is a small intermediate railway station on the 15" gauge Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway in Cumbria. 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.[1] 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.

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.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davies, W.J.K. (1981) [1968]. The Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway. David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-9224-7. 
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
Cumbrian Coast Line
to Barrow-in-Furness
National Rail Ravenglass(NR)
0 mi Ravenglass
Cumbrian Coast Line
to Carlisle
_ mi
Ravenglass Main Street
Raven Villa
1 in 48 (down)
Barrow Marsh
Black Bridge
1 mi
UK road A595.PNG
_ mi Muncaster Mill
Muncaster Mill Farm Crossing
Mill Race
Mill Wood Bank 1 in 43 (up)
_ mi Miteside Halt
Miteside Loop
2 mi
Katie Caddy Bridge
Footpath Crossing
Wet Cutting
Murthwaite Siding
Murthwaite Oak Tree 1 in 43 (up)
Murthwaite Quarry
_ mi Murthwaite Halt
Coronation Street
3 mi
Horsefalls Wood
Rock Point
1 in 40 (up)
Walk Mill Summit
1 in 51 (down)
Big Stone
Black Bridge (derelict)
Tom's Crossing
4 mi
_ mi Irton Road
Mere Beck
Long Yocking Crossing
Long Yocking Corner
The Chicken Run
Eskdale Green Level Crossing
_ mi The Green
Eskdale Valley Road
Hollin How Bank 1 in 43 (up)
5 mi
Hollin How Bridge
Hollin How Summit
Fisherground Incline
Fisherground Farm Crossing
1 in 55 (up)
Fisherground Loop
_ mi Fisherground Halt
Ban Garth Incline
Spout House Curve 1 in 52 (up)
Spout House Bridge
Gilbert's Cutting
6 mi
Beckfoot Smithy
Beckfoot Quarry
Big Stone
1 in 67 (up)
_ mi Beckfoot
Beckfoot Level Crossing
Beckfoot Bank 1 in 53 (up)
Ghyll Force Junction
Boot
Beckfoot Summit
Dalegarth Cottages
Whillan Beck
_ mi Dalegarth for Boot
Ghyll Force mines

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