Ravenstonedale station, on the way to Tebay. Typical country halt. This station won many awards for its immaculate gardens. If you look in the distance you can see the distant signal. Itís at this point of this signal that today; the A685 road takes over the old track bed all the way to Tebay. When first built Ravenstonedale station was called Newbiggin station, as it was closer to the village of Newbiggin than Ravenstonedale. But on the 1-1-1877, the station was renamed Ravenstonedale, because the Settle to Carlisle line had just opened and it also had a Newbiggin and the railway companyís didnít want to confuse people. The station closed to passenger traffic on the 1-12-52, but remained open for freight until the 22-1-62, the station building still survives at Ravenstonedale, but nothing else. Picture by Eddie Foster.
Copyright of Mark Keefe from Stainmore Railway Company