Camerton railway station (Cumberland)
|Original company||Cockermouth and Workington Railway|
|Pre-grouping||London and North Western Railway|
|Post-grouping||London, Midland and Scottish Railway|
|28 April 1847||Opened|
|3 March 1952||Closed to passengers|
|18 April 1966||Closed completely|
|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
|Cockermouth and |
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.
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.
By 2015 the station site was surrounded by nature.
|Preceding station||Disused railways||Following station|
Line and station closed
|London and North Western Railway
Cockermouth & Workington Railway
Line and station closed
|Cleator and Workington Junction Railway||Workington Central|
Line and station closed
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- Map of the line with photos, via RAILSCOT
- The station on an OS map surveyed in 1864, via National Library of Scotland
- The station on overlain OS maps surveyed from 1898, via National Library of Scotland
- The station on a 1948 OS Map, via npe maps
- The station, via Rail Map Online
- The railways of Cumbria, via Cumbrian Railways Association
- Photos of Cumbrian railways, via Cumbrian Railways Association
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- Cumbrian Industrial History, via Cumbria Industrial History Society
- Local history of the CKPR route, via Cockermouth
- The line's and station's Engineer's Line References, via railwaycodes.org.uk
- A video tour-de-force of the region's closed lines, via cumbriafilmarchive
- West Cumberland Railtour 5 September 1954, via sixbellsjunction