Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway :: Shared Description

The Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway runs from Haverthwaite at the southern end of the line via Newby Bridge to Lakeside at the southern end of Windermere. It is a former branch line of the Furness Railway and was opened on 1 June 1869.

The main revenue earner for the line then was freight, this being coal for the Windermere steamers, iron ore for the Backbarrow Iron Works, and sulphur and saltpetre for the Black Beck and Low Wood gunpowder works. The traffic in the opposite direction was mainly pig iron, gunpowder, pit props, ultramarine "blue" powder, wooden bobbins (from the Finsthwaite area) and livestock.

British Railways closed the line to passengers on 6 September 1965, and to all traffic two years later. In the late 1960s efforts by enthusiasts to reinstate the line were frustrated by both an unsympathetic British Railways and the local planning authority who wanted to turn the route into a footpath.

The line was eventually re-opened on 2nd May 1973, but no longer connects to the main-line railway system. At Lakeside, however it does still connect to the ferries on Windermere to Bowness and Ambleside.

Lakeside & Haverthwaite railway website: LinkExternal link
by Gerald England
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SD3787 : Boat ticket booth at Lakeside by Stephen Craven
SD3584 : Haverthwaite station yard by Stephen Craven
SD3484 : Haverthwaite station signal box by Stephen Craven
SD3484 : The gift shop at Haverthwaite station by Stephen Craven
SD3484 : Station Buildings at Haverthwaite by David Dixon
SD3584 : Train entering Haverthwaite station by Stephen Craven
SD3786 : Train passing the River Leven by DS Pugh
SD3686 : Railway near Newby Bridge by DS Pugh
SD3787 : Steam Locomotive Princess at Lakeside Station by David Dixon
SD3484 : Our Railway Needs You... by David Dixon
SD3787 : Lakeside Station by Richard Sutcliffe
SD3787 : Disembarking at Lakeside by Stephen Craven
SD3484 : Arrival at Haverthwaite by David Dixon
SD3484 : Repulse at Haverthwaite station by Stephen Craven
SD3787 : Lakeside Signal Box, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway by David Dixon
SD3786 : Lakeside train beside the River Leven by DS Pugh
SD3787 : End of the line at Lakeside by Stephen Craven
SD3484 : Haverthwaite station buildings by Stephen Craven
SD3484 : Steam Train at Haverthwaite Station by David Dixon
SD3787 : Lakeside, Windermere by Jonathan Hutchins
SD3584 : Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - steam locomotive by Chris Allen
SD3787 : Lakeside railway station by Jonathan Hutchins
SD3584 : Sidings and Engine Sheds at Haverthwaite by David Dixon
SD3787 : Princess at Lakeside Station by David Dixon
SD3484 : Tunnel at Haverthwaite Station by David Dixon

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Created: Wed, 4 Jun 2014, Updated: Thu, 5 Jun 2014

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