Ramsden Dock railway station

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Ramsden Dock
Location
PlaceBarrow-in-Furness
AreaSouth Lakeland
Coordinates54°05′43″N 3°13′40″W / 54.0954°N 3.2279°W / 54.0954; -3.2279Coordinates: 54°05′43″N 3°13′40″W / 54.0954°N 3.2279°W / 54.0954; -3.2279
Grid referenceSD 197 673
Operations
Original companyFurness Railway
Pre-groupingFurness Railway
Post-groupingLondon Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2[1][2]
History
1 June 1881Station opened as Ramsden Dock
1 June 1882Renamed Barrow Ramsden Dock
April 1915Last train
8 December 1937Officially closed[3]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Ramsden Dock railway station (also known as Barrow Island and officially as Barrow Ramsden Dock) was the terminus of the Furness Railway's Ramsden Dock Branch in Barrow-in-Furness, England.[4]

The station operated between 1881 and 1915.[5] Located at the southern tip of Barrow Island alongside Ramsden Dock it primarily served the adjacent Walney Channel passenger ferry terminal.[6] It was accessible by Ramsden Dock Road and the Barrow-in-Furness Tramway.

The station building was demolished in the 1940s, while the rail line leading to it was completely removed in the 1990s. No evidence of either remain and a windfarm operations centre has been built on the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norman 1994, p. 110.
  2. ^ Andrews 2003, p. 61.
  3. ^ Butt 1995, p. 28.
  4. ^ Jowett 1989, Map 35.
  5. ^ "Ramsden Dock Station". Old Cumbria Gazetteer. Retrieved 13 February 2015.
  6. ^ "Go Anywhere On a Boat From Barrow". North West Evening Mail. Archived from the original on 12 January 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2015.

Sources[edit]

  • Andrews, Michael (2003). The Furness Railway in and around Barrow. Pinner: Cumbrian Railways Association. ISBN 978-0-9540232-1-8.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norman, K.J. (1994). Railway Heritage, The Furness Railway. Wadenhoe: Silver Link. ISBN 978-1-85794-016-9.

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Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Island Road   Furness Railway   Terminus