I lived in Appleby until 1970 and was the last Civil Servant in the town before the Government In their wisdom, decided that the place was too small to warrant my presence.I went on to higher things and retired in 1991 when we returned to the area, to live in Morland.
However, as luck would have it, a chap called Peter (Wright?) wrote 'The Stainmore Railway' and my article was submitted to a Railway Magazine just as his book came out. I suppose my article was superfluous. Despite this, I gained great enjoyment visiting the old stations and most people were most kind and welcoming and some gave me unseen photographs for inclusion in my effort. All the work and photography took place in 1992. I left Cumbria for the second time in 1994 and now I am fully retired in Norwich. Alan Dick
Part 1 - The Eden Valley Railway
Part 2 - Kirkby Stephen & Musgrave
Part 3 - Warcop & Appleby
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Many thanks to Alan for sharing these photos and articles. These are the property of Mr Alan Dick and should not be reproduced without his consent
These images are the property of Mrs Joyce Hodgson and should not be reproduced without her consent