Sandside railway station

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Sandside was a railway station situated on the Hincaster Branch of the Furness Railway serving the hamlet and quarries of Sandside. The following station was Heversham, which was the last on the branch before the line joined what is now known as the West Coast Main Line at Hincaster Junction, south of Oxenholme.

A Furness Railway local passenger train service (known locally as the Kendal Tommy for much of its life[1]) operated through Sandside from Grange-over-Sands to Kendal between 1876 and its withdrawal in May 1942, when the station also closed to passengers. In July 1922, this FR service ran five times per day in each direction on weekdays. Through goods traffic ended in 1963[2] and the track was lifted north of here three years later, although the remaining stub down to Arnside was retained until final closure in 1972 to serve local quarries.[1]


  1. ^ a b Marshall, p. 104
  2. ^ Cumbrian Railways Association. "The Railways of Cumbria - A History: The Furness Railway". Retrieved 24 June 2009.


  • Marshall, J (1981). Forgotten Railways North-West England. David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd, Newton Abbott. ISBN 0-7153-8003-6.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Line closed, station open
  Furness Railway
Hincaster Branch
Line and station closed

Coordinates: 54°13′19″N 2°47′51″W / 54.2220°N 2.7976°W / 54.2220; -2.7976