Wed Apr 23 2014

SETTLE-CARLISLE LINE

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R746 Feature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11 1989 is a date that has gone down in British railway history - the date when it was announced that the Government had refused consent for the proposed closure of the famous Settle-Carlisle line.

The long fight by many disparate individuals, groups and councils had finally been a success. Yet throughout the campaign, this success was never a sure thing. After all, the line had been threatened with closure once before in its history - and indeed was almost closed before work had even started!

But why was a line ever built in this harsh, unforgiving landscape in the first place?

 

 

 

 

 

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