Sedbergh railway station

Sedbergh railway station was located in the West Riding of Yorkshire, serving the town and locale of Sedbergh on the Ingleton Branch Line. The town now lies in Cumbria following boundary changes in 1974.

Sedbergh
General information
LocationSedbergh, South Lakeland
England
Coordinates54°19′19″N 2°33′05″W / 54.3220°N 2.5513°W / 54.3220; -2.5513Coordinates: 54°19′19″N 2°33′05″W / 54.3220°N 2.5513°W / 54.3220; -2.5513
Grid referenceSD642919
Platforms2
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companyLancaster and Carlisle Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
16 September 1861[1]Opened
1 February 1954[1]Closed to passengers
1 October 1964Closed to goods
Location
Sedbergh is located in South Lakeland
Sedbergh
Sedbergh
Location in modern-day South Lakeland
Sedbergh is located in Cumbria
Sedbergh
Sedbergh
Location in modern-day Cumbria


Ingleton Branch Line
Up arrow Carlisle via L&CR
Tebay
Low Gill
Down arrow Lancaster via L&CR
Lowgill Viaduct
Westmorland
Yorkshire
Waterside Viaduct
Sedbergh
Rawthey Bridge
Yorkshire
Westmorland
Middleton-on-Lune
Barbon
Westmorland
Lancashire
Kirkby Lonsdale
Lancashire
Yorkshire
Ingleton (L&NW)
Ingleton Viaduct
Ingleton (Midland)
Left arrow Lancaster via NWR
Clapham
Down arrow Skipton via NWR

HistoryEdit

The Lancaster and Carlisle Railway built the Ingleton Branch Line from the existing Ingleton Station to Low Gill.[2] By the time the branch was completed in 1861, the L&CR was operated by the London and North Western Railway (L&NWR).

After formal closure to passenger traffic in February 1954, the line was still on occasions used for weekend excursions and to transport pupils to and from local boarding schools (including one in the town here). Goods traffic continued until 1 October 1964. The line was maintained as a possible relief route until April 1967 when the tracks were lifted.[3]

Current stateEdit

The station building is now in private hands although its building are largely unchanged.

 
The old station at Sedbergh

Part of the site is used as a coal yard and the goods shed remains.

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Butt, Page 207
  2. ^ Western (1990), pp.17–22
  3. ^ Western (1990), pp.68–69

SourcesEdit

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory Of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Limited. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7.
  • Western, Robert (1990). The Ingleton Branch. Oxford : Oakwood Press. ISBN 0 85361 394 X

External linksEdit


Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Middleton-on-Lune   London and North Western Railway
Ingleton Branch Line
  Low Gill