Stainmore Summit at the height of the Stainmore line, which was 1370 ft. When the Stainmore line was first built the summit was advertised at 1378 ft, but a few years later the area was surveyed again and the summit was found to be 1369 ft and 3 inches. So! The summit signs were altered to the famous 1370 ft. Eddie Foster took the picture from the train approaching the summit from Kirkby Stephen. You can clearly se the substantial summit signs and the summit signal box. The summit signs, which replaced the earlier wooden ones, were put in place in the 1930ís by the LNER. On the 23rd October 1962, the summit signs were cut down, one has been placed in the National Railway museum at York and the other is on display at the North road museum at Darlington.
Copyright of Mark Keefe from Stainmore Railway Company