Swinden Quarry

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Swinden Quarry is a quarry located on the Skipton to Grassington Line near the village of Cracoe in North Yorkshire, England. It is owned by LaFarge Tarmac. The railway line still serves this location. It is known in railway terminology as Rylstone Quarry.[1]

Swinden Quarry railway station is a railway yard for use at Swinden Quarry near the village of Cracoe. The yard is at the northern end of the old Skipton to Grassington Line built by the Yorkshire Dales Railway. It is now the terminus of the line as the portion north of here to the former terminus at Threshfield was closed in 1969 and subsequently lifted (the B6265 road now passes across the old formation just beyond the buffer stops).

Products exported from the site include roadstone, agricultural lime, industrial carbonate, crushed rock aggregate & pre-cast concrete products.[2]

Railfreight services[edit]

Limestone services from here are operated to Dewsbury, Dairycoates (Hull) and Marsh Lane/Hunslet (Leeds) by DB Schenker. DB Schenker also used to operate an industrial lime service to Redcar for SSI on Teesside. GB Railfreight operate train services of limestone to Small Heath & Wellingborough.[3]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Skipton   EWS
Freight only route
Disused railways
Rylstone   Midland Railway
Skipton to Grassington Line
  Grassington & Threshfield

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jacobs, Gerald (2005). Railway Track Diagrams - Midlands & North West. Bradford-On-Avon: Quail Trackmaps. pp. 33C. ISBN 0-9549866-0-1. 
  2. ^ Cameron, D; Bide, T; Parker; Parry; Mankelow (2014). Directory of Mines and Quarries. Keyworth, Nottinghamshire: British Geological Survey. pp. 1–52. ISBN 978 0 85272 785-0. 
  3. ^ Rawlinson, Mark (2015). Freightmaster No 78. Swindon: Freightmaster Publishing. pp. 110, 113, 131, 143. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°03′02″N 2°01′52″W / 54.05063°N 2.03117°W / 54.05063; -2.03117