The Stainmore and Eden Valley Railways: A Pictorial History of the Barnard Castle to Tebay and Penrith Lines
Subtitled - A Pictorial History of the Barnard Castle to Tebay and Penrith Lines
A highly regarded account of a much-mourned line. The Stainmore line was the most spectacular of the trans-Pennine crossings. Memories of the magnificent viaducts at Deepdale and at Belah, carrying this marvellous railway from the River Tees to the Eden Valley, still remain 50 years after their destruction. The line between Barnard Castle and Tebay, together with its associated branches, was completed during the 1860s and remained in operation for almost a century. However, from about 1960, the now familiar 'closure by stealth' tactics became painfully evident and the last passenger train ran on 20 January 1962. The transition from a fully operational route to a memory took place in an unbelievably short time. In the summer of 1961 thousands of north-eastern holidaymakers were transported by train in time-honoured fashion over the rooftop of England to Blackpool, enjoying unrivalled views of Westmorland, as their trains rumbled over Belah Viaduct and brushed through the woodlands at Smardale. Little did those passengers realise that less than one year later most of the track over which they were travelling would be gone and demolition would be well under way.
Hardback with dust jacket, 232 pages, drawings, track plans, black & white photographs
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