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Camerton railway station (Cumberland)

Camerton railway station was situated next to the River Derwent on the Cockermouth and Workington Railway. It served the village of Camerton, Cumberland (now Cumbria), England.[3][4]

Camerton
Location
PlaceCamerton
AreaAllerdale
Coordinates54°39′37″N 3°29′42″W / 54.66038°N 3.49493°W / 54.66038; -3.49493Coordinates: 54°39′37″N 3°29′42″W / 54.66038°N 3.49493°W / 54.66038; -3.49493
Grid referenceNY036305
Operations
Original companyCockermouth and Workington Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Platforms2[1]
History
28 April 1847Opened
3 March 1952Closed to passengers
18 April 1966Closed completely[2]
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
A B C D–F G H–J K–L M–O P–R S T–V W–Z
A 1904 Railway Clearing House Junction Diagram showing (right) railways in the vicinity of the station

HistoryEdit

The station opened on 28 April 1847. It closed to regular passenger traffic on 3 March 1952, closing completely when the line closed on 18 April 1966.

In later years the by then DMU-operated 09:52 westbound from Carlisle (10:20 from Penrith) made a regular unadvertised Fridays Only call at the station, though there was no balancing call.[5]

IndustryEdit

Camerton Colliery and Camerton Fireclay mine and associated brickworks were served by sidings which curved northwards off the through lines a short distance east of the station. Coal workings appear to have petered out in the 1930s, but the brickworks was a successful concern, with firebricks being a key requirement of Workington's furnaces. From 1939 the Admiralty established RNAD Broughton Moor on the CWJR's line north east of Camerton. A lesser-known ancillary of this was using the fireclay workings at Camerton as an ammunition store. This appears to have petered out in the 1950s, though Broughton Moor arms depot lasted until 1992.[6]

AfterlifeEdit

By 2015 the station site was surrounded by nature.


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Marron Junction
Line and station closed
  London and North Western Railway
Cockermouth & Workington Railway
  Workington Bridge
Line and station closed
  Cleator and Workington Junction Railway   Workington Central
Line and station closed

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marsh & Garbutt 1999, p. 141.
  2. ^ Butt 1995, p. 52.
  3. ^ Smith & Turner 2012, Map 26.
  4. ^ Jowett 2000, Map 36.
  5. ^ Bowtell 1989, p. 25.
  6. ^ Bowtell 1989, pp. 26-27.

SourcesEdit

  • Bowtell, Harold D. (1989). Rails through Lakeland: An Illustrated Journey of the Workington-Cockermouth-Keswick-Penrith Railway 1847-1972. Wyre, Lancashire: Silverling Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-947971-26-2.
  • Butt, R. V. J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt, platform and stopping place, past and present (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199.
  • Jowett, Alan (March 1989). Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day (1st ed.). Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137.
  • Marsh, John; Garbutt, John (1999). Cumbrian Railways. Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0750920432.
  • Smith, Paul; Turner, Keith (2012). Railway Atlas Then and Now. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 978 0 7110 3695 6.

Further readingEdit

  • British Railways Pre-Grouping Atlas And Gazetteer. Shepperton: Ian Allan Publishing. 1997 [1958]. ISBN 0-7110-0320-3.
  • Anderson, Paul (April 2002). Hawkins, Chris (ed.). "Dog in the Manger? The Track of the Ironmasters". British Railways Illustrated. Clophill: Irwell Press Ltd. 11 (7).
  • Bairstow, Martin (1995). Railways In The Lake District. Martin Bairstow. ISBN 1-871944-11-2.
  • Joy, David (1983). Lake Counties (Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain). Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 094653702X.
  • McGowan Gradon, W. (2004) [1952]. The Track of the Ironmasters: A History of the Cleator and Workington Junction Railway. Grange-over-Sands: Cumbrian Railways Association. ISBN 0-9540232-2-6.
  • Marshall, John (1981). Forgotten Railways: North West England. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0 7153 8003 6.
  • Suggitt, Gordon (2008). Lost Railways of Cumbria (Railway Series). Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-107-4.
  • Webb, David R. (September 1964). Cooke, B.W.C. (ed.). "Between the Solway and Sellafield: Part One". The Railway Magazine. London: Tothill Press Limited. 110 (761).
  • Webb, David R. (October 1964). Cooke, B.W.C. (ed.). "Between the Solway and Sellafield: Part Two". The Railway Magazine. London: Tothill Press Limited. 110 (762).
  • Western, Robert (2001). The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway OL113. Usk: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-564-0.

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