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Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
civil parish:-   Brigham (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Cockermouth (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Embleton (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Wythop (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Above Derwent (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Keswick (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Underskiddaw (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   St John's Castlerigg and Wythburn (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Threlkeld (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Matterdale (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Hutton (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Dacre (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Penrith (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   railway
SummaryText:-   from Cockermouth, through Embleton, Bassenthwaite Lake, Braithwaite, Keswick, Threlkeld, Troutbeck, Penruddock, Blencow, to Penrith, Cumberland.
references:-   image  click to enlarge

BLW38.jpg (taken 18.4.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
source data:-   Map of the English Lakes, in Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancashire, scale about 3.5 miles to 1 inch, published by John Garnett, Windermere, Westmorland, 1850s-60s.
triple line, light bold light, railway 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
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evidence:-   old advertisement:- Jenkinson 1875 B
placename:-  Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith Railway
source data:-   Advertisement for the Cockermouth, Keswick, and Penrith Railway, published by Edward Stanford, 55 Charing Cross, London, 1884.
image  click to enlarge
Adverts p.11 at the back of Jenkinson's Smaller Practical Guide to Carlisle, Gilsland, Roman Wall and Neighbourhood. 
item:-  Armitt Library : A1717.9
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evidence:-   old map:- LMS 1939 B
source data:-   image  click to enlarge
item:-  JandMN : 1016.5
Image © see bottom of page

Thirty one and a quarter miles. There were 8 bowstring girder bridges on the line designed by Thomas Bouch, 4 upright and 4 inverted, for example one beside the approach road to Keswick from the north.

person:-   railway company
 : Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
date:-   1861
 to 1923

person:-   railway company (operator, passenger)
 : London and North Western RailwayLNWR
date:-   1863
 to 1923

person:-   railway company (operator, mineral)
 : Stockton and Darlington RailwayStDR
date:-   1863
 to 1863

person:-   railway company (operator, mineral)
 : North Eastern RailwayNER
date:-   1863
 to 1923

person:-   railway company
 : London, Midland and Scottish RailwayLMS
date:-   1923
 to 1948

person:-   railway company
 : British RailwaysBR
date:-   1948

goes through:-    Cockermouth Goods Junction, Brigham
 Cockermouth Station, Cockermouth
[railway bridge, Cockermouth]
[railway bridge, Cockermouth (2)]
 Embleton Station, Embleton
 Bassenthwaite Lake Station, Wythop
[Braithwaite Station, Above Derwent]
 railway bridge, Great Crosthwaite
 railway bridge, Keswick (5)
 Keswick Station, Keswick
 railway bridge, Keswick (4)
 Keswick Bridge, Keswick
 railway bridge, Keswick (3)
 railway bridge, Keswick (2)
 railway milepost, Keswick
 railway bridge, Keswick
 railway tunnel, Keswick
 railway bridge, Briery
 railway bridge, Briery (2)
 Briery Bobbin Mill Siding, Keswick
 railway bridge, Brundholme
 level crossing, Brundholme
 railway bridge, Brundholme (2)
 railway bridge, Brundholme (3)
 railway milepost, Brundholme
 railway bridge, St John's Castlerigg etc
 railway bridge, St John's Castlerigg etc (2)
 railway tunnel, Threlkeld
 railway bridge, Threlkeld (3)
 railway milepost, Brundholme (2)
 railway bridge, Threlkeld (2)
 railway bridge, St John's Castlerigg etc (3)
 railway bridge, St John's Castlerigg etc (4)
[Threlkeld Station, St John's Castlerigg etc]
 railway bridge, Matterdale (3)
 railway bridge, Threlkeld (4)
 railway bridge, Threlkeld
 Mosedale Viaduct, Matterdale
 Highgate Station, Matterdale
 fence, Matterdale (2)
 railway bridge, Matterdale (2)
 fence, Matterdale
 railway bridge, Matterdale
 Troutbeck Station, Troutbeck
 signal box, Troutbeck
[Penruddock Station, Hutton]
 railway viaduct, Penruddock
 Flusco Bridge, Dacre
 Blencow Station, Dacre
 railway bridge, Newbiggin (2)
 railway bridge, Dacre (2)
 railway bridge, Dacre
[Redhills Junction, Penrith]
 Penrith Junction, Penrith
 Eamont Bridge Junction, Dacre
1.8.1861: authorized -  

1864 - 1865: opened 

18.4.1966: closed W of Keswick -  

6.3.1972: closed, passengers -  

19.6.1972: closed, goods -  

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