Port Carlisle Railway - History

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Port Carlisle Railway - History

  • March 12th 1823 - Port Carlisle to Carlisle canal opened
  • August 1833 - The carlisle and Annan Steam navigation company began operating a service between Port Carlisle and Liverpool
  • March 9th 1837 - Railway line opened from London Road to the Canal Basin
  • August 3rd 1853 - Port Carlisle to Carlisle canal closed after only 30 years
  • May 22nd 1854 - Railway built on the canal opened for goods traffic
  • June 22nd 1854 - Railway built on the canal opened for passenger traffic
  • Journey time from Port Carlisle to Carlisle was 35 minutes
  • 1856 - Carlisle & Silloth Bay Railway opened and Port Carlisle became a minor line.
  • 1861 - First horse Drawn dandy ran from Drumburgh to Port Carlisle
  • 4th April 1914 the last horse drawn trian ran to Port Carlisle
  • 6th April 1914 STeam Engine Class R No 22 ran to Port Carlisle
  • June 1st 1932 the line finally closed
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