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North Western Railway
Little North Western Railway
locality:-   Skipton
locality:-   Settle
locality:-   Ingleton
county:-   Yorkshire
locality type:-   railway
civil parish:-   Casterton (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Barbon (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Middleton (formerly Westmorland)
civil parish:-   Sedbergh (formerly Yorkshire)
civil parish:-   Firbank (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   railway
locality:-   Low Gill
civil parish:-   Grayrigg (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   railway

BPQ96.jpg  Seal impression in wax:-
"Seal of the North Western Railway Company / MDCCCXLVI" (taken 2008)  courtesy of the National Railway Museum.

evidence:-   old map:- Garnett 1850s-60s H
placename:-  Midland Railway
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.
"Midland Railway"
triple line, light bold light, railway 
item:-  JandMN : 82.1
Image © see bottom of page

Incorporated 26 June 1846. Robert Stephenson recommended that the Clapham to Low Gill section be abandoned in favour of completing the Lancaster and Carlisle route. Work had advanced as far as Ingleton so the rest was completed, as a single line branch. Opened to Ingleton, 30 July 1849. The line was caught in the wranglings between the London North Western Railway and the Midland Railway over routes from London to Scotland.

Joy 1983

person:-   railway company
 : North Western RailwayNWR
date:-   1846

also see:-    Low Gill and Ingleton branch railway

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