Warcop Railway Station
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Warcop Railway Station

Warcop
This way to the trains, Warcop Station (geograph 5011889).jpg
Footpath to the trains. The heritage railway's trains depart from the original platform at Warcop, but the station building is in private ownership and most of their station infrastructure is now further east.
Location
PlaceWarcop
AreaEden
Coordinates54°32?09?N 2°23?00?W / 54.53596°N 2.38324°W / 54.53596; -2.38324Coordinates: 54°32?09?N 2°23?00?W / 54.53596°N 2.38324°W / 54.53596; -2.38324
Grid referenceNY753156
Operations
Original companyEden Valley Railway
Pre-groupingNorth Eastern Railway (UK)
Owned byEden Valley Railway Trust
Platforms1
History
1862opened
1962closed
Stations on heritage railways in the United Kingdom

Warcop railway station was situated on the Eden Valley Railway between Penrith and Kirkby Stephen East. It served the village of Warcop. The station opened to passenger traffic on 9 June 1862, and closed on 22 January 1962. Freight traffic and the occasional troop special continued to use the line through the station (latterly serving a nearby Army camp) until at least May 1987.[1]

The station was host to camping coach from 1935 to 1939 and may have had a coach visiting in 1934 and 1935.[2]

In 1995 the Eden Valley Railway Society, now renamed the Eden Valley Railway Trust, was formed with the aim of restoring the line and reintroducing a train service. Passenger trains resumed running from Warcop in 2006 however in May 2007 an army lorry struck the railway bridge near Warcop causing the suspension of passenger services. The bridge was repaired in 2008, but too late for the 2008 season. Services recommenced in 2009.

The line is upgrading the track for public service towards Appleby East (Phase 1).

References

  1. ^ Quick, Michael (2019) [2001]. Railway passenger stations in Great Britain: a chronology (PDF) (5th ed.). Railway and Canal Historical Society.
  2. ^ McRae, Andrew (1997). British Railway Camping Coach Holidays: The 1930s & British Railways (London Midland Region). Scenes from the Past: 30 (Part One). Foxline. p. 10. ISBN 1-870119-48-7.

Further reading

  • Walton, Peter (1992). The Stainmore & Eden Valley Railways. Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 0-86093-306-7.
  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 1-85260-508-1.
  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Ian Allan Publishing. 1997 [1958]. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3.

External links


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Appleby East   Eden Valley Railway   Musgrave



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