Low Gill railway station

Low Gill railway station served the hamlet of Lowgill, Westmorland (now in Cumbria), England, from 1846 to 1966 on the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway.

Low Gill
Low Gill station site geograph-3764119-by-Ben-Brooksbank.jpg
The site of the station in 2003
LocationLowgill, Cumbria
England
Coordinates54°22′11″N 2°34′54″W / 54.3698°N 2.5818°W / 54.3698; -2.5818Coordinates: 54°22′11″N 2°34′54″W / 54.3698°N 2.5818°W / 54.3698; -2.5818
Grid referenceSD623973
Platforms4
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLancaster and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
17 December 1846 (1846-12-17)First station opened
16 September 1861Second station opened as Low Gill Junction
1 November 1861First station closed
1883Second station renamed Low Gill
7 March 1960Closed to passengers
26 July 1966 (1966-07-26)Closed to goods
Location
Low Gill is located in South Lakeland
Low Gill
Low Gill
Location in present-day South Lakeland, Cumbria
Low Gill is located in Cumbria
Low Gill
Low Gill
Location in present-day Cumbria, England

HistoryEdit

The first station opened on 17 December 1846 by the Lancaster and Carlisle Railway. A second station opened as Low Gill Junction on 16 September 1861, at the junction of the railway's Ingleton branch line with the main line, rendering the first station useless so it closed on 1 November 1861. The suffix "Junction" was dropped from the second station's name in 1883 when the London and North Western Railway took over the line. It closed on 7 March 1960[1] and closed to goods on 26 July 1966.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quick, M E (2002). Railway passenger stations in England, Scotland and Wales - a chronology. Richmond: Railway and Canal Historical Society. p. 265. OCLC 931112387.
  2. ^ "Site of former Low Gill station, 2003 © Ben Brooksbank :: Geograph Britain and Ireland". Geograph. Retrieved 12 September 2020.

External linksEdit

Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Tebay
Line open, station closed
  Lancaster and Carlisle Railway   Grayrigg
Line open, station closed
Disused railways
Tebay
Line open, station closed
  Lancaster and Carlisle Railway
Ingleton branch line
  Sedbergh
Line and station closed