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Eden Valley Railway
Westmorland Railway
civil parish:-   Kirkby Stephen (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Waitby (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Soulby (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Musgrave (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Warcop (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Murton (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Appleby-in-Westmorland (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Crackenthorpe (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Long Marton (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Kirkby Thore (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Temple Sowerby (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Brougham (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Clifton (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Penrith (formerly Cumberland)
civil parish:-   Dacre (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   railway
SummaryText:-   from Kirkby Stephen on the South Durham and Lancashire Railway, through Musgrave, Warcop, Appleby, Kirkby Thore, Cliburn, to Clifton on the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway, Cumberland.
SummaryText:-   When Tebay was chosen as the west endpoint of a route from east to west coast lines, local interests proposed the EVR to link to Clifton and Penrith.
references:-   image  click to enlarge

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 16 14) 
placename:-  Eden Valley branch
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

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
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- North Eastern Railway c1900
placename:-  North Eastern Railway
source data:-   Railway map, wall map of coloured ceramic tiles, North Eastern Railway, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, made by Craven, Dunnill and Co, Jackfield, Shropshire, about 1900.
image  click to enlarge
item:-  National Railway Museum : 1995-7786
Image © see bottom of page

A draft prospectus written October 1857 calls it the Westmorland Railway; when issued the prospectus named it Eden Valley Railway, December 1857.
Thomas Bouch was the engineer. Two routes were proposed; west of the river via Morland, and the route used, east of the river via warcop.
Worked from the start by The Stockton and Darlington Railway.

Walton, Peter: 1992: Stainmore and Eden Valley Railways: Oxford Publishing Co (Sparkford, Somerset):: ISBN 0 86093 306 7
Western, Robert: 1997: Eden Valley Railway: Oakwood Press (Headington, Oxford):: ISBN 0 85361 486 5

person:-   railway company
 : Eden Valley RailwayEVR
date:-   1858
 to 1923

person:-   railway company
 : Stockton and Darlington RailwayStDR
date:-   1862
 to 1863

person:-   railway company
 : North Eastern RailwayNER
date:-   1863
 to 1923

person:-   railway company
 : London and North Eastern RailwayLNER
date:-   1923
 to 1948

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

goes through:-    Kirkby Stephen Junction, Kirkby Stephen
 railway bridge, Waitby (4)
 Waitby Crossing, Waitby
 railway bridge, Soulby (2)
 lineside hut, Soulby
 railway bridge, Soulby
 railway bridge, Soulby (4)
 Scandal Bridge, Soulby
 railway bridge, Musgrave (2)
 Eden Bridge, Great Musgrave
 railway bridge, Musgrave
 Musgrave Station, Great Musgrave
 Warcop Station, Warcop
 railway bridge, Warcop (2)
 railway bridge, Warcop
 Coupland Viaduct, Warcop
 Brough Bridge, Murton
 railway bridge, Appleby (4)
 railway bridge, Appleby (3)
 Appleby East Station, Appleby
 level crossing, Appleby
 Appleby Junction, Appleby
 Kirkby Thore Station, Kirkby Thore
 railway bridge, Crackenthorpe
 railway bridge, Kirkby Thore (3)
 railway bridge, Temple Sowerby
[linside hut, Temple Sowerby]
 Temple Sowerby Station, Temple Sowerby
 Skygarth Viaduct, Temple Sowerby
 Cliburn Station, Brougham
 Wetheriggs Junction, Clifton
 Wetheriggs Pottery Siding, Wetheriggs
 railway bridge, Clifton (5)
 Clifton Station, Clifton
 Eden Valley Junction, Clifton
21.5.1858: authorized -  

1862: opened -  

22.1.1962: closed, passengers -  

goes through:-    railway bridge, Clifton (4)
 railway bridge, Clifton (3)

goes through:-    Eamont Bridge Junction, Dacre
 railway bridge, Skirsgill
[Redhills Junction, Penrith]

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