Warcop station on the Eden Valley line. The station closed to passenger traffic on the 22-1-62. Following the closure of the Stainmore route much of the track work at Warcop remained in place to allow the Hartley Quarry trains to run through and to allow the Ministry of Defence to use the station to load and unload Army vehicles for Warcop Army camp. The solders also used the line to be transported to Warcop Army camp. When the section of line from Hartley Quarry to Warcop closed, in November 1975, the line was lifted to just outside Warcop station, at an area called Flitholme. The army continued to use the Eden Valley line until about 1989. After this there were various enthusiasts’ trains running to Warcop Station. This stopped in about 1990 and British Rail mothballed the line. The Eden Valley Railway Trust are now in the process of restoring the Warcop site and with the track still down to Appleby East station, it shouldn’t be to long before trains are running up and down the Eden Valley again. Picture by Mark Keefe, 1985.
Copyright of Mark Keefe from Stainmore Railway Company