The Hope and Anchor public house, Port Carlisle
|Port Carlisle shown within Cumbria|
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Historically within Cumberland, its original name was Fisher's Cross, and the port was built in 1819. Four years later, a canal link was added to take goods to Carlisle Basin. The canal was closed in 1853 and Port Carlisle silted up.
The canal basin at Carlisle and parts of the canal were filled in by the Port Carlisle Railway Company who constructed a railway that started passenger services in 1854, discontinuing them two years later when the railway to Silloth opened. As a cheap alternative, a horse-drawn service was provided in 1856 between Drumburgh and Port Carlisle railway station for a number of years. In 1914 steam power was used and to try to avoid closure a steam railmotor called 'Flower of Yarrow' was built and this service to Port Carlisle railway station lasted until the branch was closed in 1932.
- Port Carlisle Railway Retrieved : 2012-08-01