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The Eden Valley Railway

Robert Western


This updated version of a book originally published in 1997 details the history of the Eden Valley Railway from 1854 to the present day. This edition brings the story up to date and records the activities of both the Eden Valley Railway Trust (at Warcop) and Stainmore Properties (at Kirkby Stephen) and the return of trains to both locations in a new chapter ‘Revival’.

This railway was the first to serve the beautiful verdant and fertile Eden Valley. The line connected the Cumbrian town of Penrith with the Westmorland market towns of Appleby and Kirkby Stephen. At Kirkby Stephen it formed a junction with the North Eastern Railway’s Stainmore Route giving access to Darlington and the North-East. The Midland Railway’s Settle & Carlisle line came to the Eden Valley later, and the two railways crossed (and became physically connected to each other) at Appleby.


The Oakwood Press



Publication Date:

2014 July


Paperback; 210mm x 148mm



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