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12. The Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip

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Victorian ironwork of the Midland Railway at Hellifield on the Carlisle - Settle railway line

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: You can get cheap day return tickets from Leeds or any other station on the line and day rover tickets too. On my senior railcard I got the 8.50am train to Carlisle for a day return ticket of ~21 in 2012. This series of photographs is a record of the whole trip, the outward bound trip and return trip, so although some photographs were taken on the return trip too, they have all been put together in a geographical sequence from Leeds to Carlisle. Subsequently, other photographs of the Carlisle-Settle Line have been added to give a comprehensive' picture' of this glorious scenic railway trip.

The current trains are operated by Northern Rail which provides services to/from the following stations: LEEDS, Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, SKIPTON, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, SETTLE, Horton in Ribbledale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale, Kirkby Stephen, APPLEBY, Langwathby, Lazonby & Kirk, Armathwaite, CARLISLE

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Leeds Station and a dozing dog - waiting for a train?

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Leeds is large and busy station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: First Trans-Pennine leaving Leeds station for Manchester and Liverpool

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Some of the modern buildings by Leeds Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Some interesting architectural sights as you leave the City of Leeds

 

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Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Leaving the outskirts of Leeds - green playing fields and graffiti art!

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Shipley Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The old mill buildings near Saltaire Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The locks on the Leeds-Liverpool canal near Bingley Station, alongside old mills and their chimneys, one now used as a Damart factory

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The fine ex mill used by Damart near Bingley Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The countryside between Bingley and Keighley stations

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Keighley Station where Platforms 1 and 2 serving the network rail mainline from Leeds to Carlisle and local commuter services to Skipton.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Keighley Station where Platforms 3 and 4 serve the Keighley & Worth Valley Heritage Steam Railway - steam locomotive 957 waiting to depart with an Oxenhope train.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The pleasant rolling countryside between Skipton and Cononley Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Skipton Station - restoration-repairs to ironwork in 2012, Skipton is the terminus for many commuter trains operating out of Leeds (on the right) and a few limestone mineral trains from local quarries too.

 

Skipton is set in the lovely rolling landscape south of the Yorkshire Dales, this shot was taken from west of Skipton station

 

The splendid fully restored Skipton Station, with a northbound Norther Rail Leeds-Settle-Carlisle train waiting to depart from Platform 3b.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Scenery between Skipton and Gargrave

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The River Aire scene just before Gargrave Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Gargrave Station

 

View of the line and station at Gargrave from the Pennine Way southwest of the village of Gargrave.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Crossing over the River Aire just after Gargrave

 

The view of the Gargrave railway bridge over the River Aire.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  At Gargrave the railway crosses the Liverpool-Leeds Canal (left - railway bridge in distance & right - barge passing through lock near railway)

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The peaceful countryside between Gargrave Station and Hellifield Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Hellifield Station, the old Midland railway ironwork is still there but it looks in a poor state - needs some kind restoration work.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  After leaving Hellifield station, on you left you pass the line from Settle Junction across to Carnforth.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Settle Junction and line branching off north-west to the Lancashire towns of Lancaster, Preston, Morecambe and Heysham Port etc.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  scenery after Settle Junction

 

Settle Town

Now the real start of the Settle to Carlisle line!
Settle Town Settle Town

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Settle Station, train for Carlisle.

 

Settle Town

The most wonderful nostalgic sight of Stanier 2-8-0 locomotive 48151 hauling the FELLSMAN steam excursion train through Settle Station on its way north to Carlisle on the Settle - Carlisle railway line.

 

Settle

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Views over the town of Settle on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  After Settle the real scenic train ride begins and views of the Pennine hills and mountains really come to the fore! eg Penyghent viewed from near Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Penyghent (pen y ghent) in the distance viewed from the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The small hamlet of Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Scenery near Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  looking north-west from Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery near Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The lovely scenery near Horton-in-Ribblesdale on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station and Ribblehead Station is starting to get a bit wilder on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery just before Ribblehead Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Ribblehead Station and a glimpse ahead of the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Several 'external' views of the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway line trip

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The view north-west from over the walls of the Ribblehead Viaduct on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The view east from near Ribblehead, classic Yorkshire Dales wild limestone country on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Scene near Ribblehead Viaduct, mountain?

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The wild and lonely signal box at Blea Moor between Ribblehead Viaduct and Blea Moor Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The lovely views of hills and woodland scenery just before Dent Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Views north-west just before Dent Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  the scenery just before Dent Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

A viaduct on the Settle-Carlisle railway near Garsdale Head

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Dent Station and near Dent, one of the many viaducts viewed from the Kirkby Stephen - Dent road, on the Carlisle-Settle Railway. Dent station is miles away up high above Dent village!

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The view south-west before Garsdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Looking west after Rise Hill Tunnel and before Garsdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Rise Hill Tunnel and Garsdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The remote Garsdale Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line. On Garsdale station is a bronze memorial statue to a faithful dog called RUSWARP. He belonged to rail campaigner for the Settle-Carlisle Railway, Graham Nuttall who went missing for 11 weeks on the wild moorlands of Wales. When Mr Nuttall's body was found, his border collie Ruswarp was by his side, so this statue is 'dedicated' to both of them.

 

The lovely scenery, looking north-east from just beyond Garsdale station on the Carlisle-Settle line.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Garsdale and Moorcock Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Moorcock Tunnel and Shotlock Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views east between Moorcock Tunnel and Shotlock Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The view north-east just after Ais Gill Summit on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Ais Gill Summit and Birkett Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views between Ais Gill Summit and Birkett Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery just after Birkett Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views just before Kirkby Stephen and after Birkett Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views just before Kirkby Stephen station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The landscape just before Kirkby Stephen station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Kirkby Stephen Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Looking down on Kirkby Stephen on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  leaving Kirkby Stephen on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Looking east at scenery just after Kirkby Stephen station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Scenery just north of Kirkby Stephen Station, after Crosby Garrett Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Helm Tunnel and Crosby Garrett Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views just before Helm Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery east of the line after Helm Tunnel on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The River Eden between Helm Tunnel and Appleby on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

The lovely scenery just south of Appleby station on the Settle-Carlisle line, as the weather was closing in a bit!

 

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Appleby Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views after Appleby in Crossfell direction, viewed from the Carlisle-Settle line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery east, after Appleby, the sharp peak of Dufton Pike viewed from the Carlisle-Settle line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  River Eden just before Langwathby on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

The 60 ft high 7 arched viaduct that carries the Settle-Carlisle railway line.

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  One of the railway viaducts over the River Eden near Langwathby in the Eden valley on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Langwathby Station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Crossing the River Eden between Langwathby and Lazonby & Kirkoswald stations on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Lazonby & Kirkoswald Station with the ancient church in view on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Kirkoswald on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The River Eden north of Kirkoswald on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The River Eden which flows towards Carlisle on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The curious brightly coloured yellow Culgath signal box near Armathwaite station on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  River Eden near Armathwaite on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  the River Eden near Armathwaite on the Settle - Carlisle railway line

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The rolling farmland scenery between Armathwaite and Carlisle, not as wild as further south now!

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Carlisle Station with the Carlisle-Settle-Leeds train on the far left platform.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The express passenger trains of Virgin operate the north-west mainline from London to Glasgow via Carlisle.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The main roof of Carlisle station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Virgin Train heading south

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The original iron footbridge still survives in Carlisle Station

 

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Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: A Scotrail DMU waits to head north.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Virgin express train bound for London

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The Northern Rail DMU waits to deliver us back to Leeds

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  DMU 158850 Norther Rail service back to Settle and Leeds

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Not many railway routes have their own PR welcome display board!

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Virgin trains, ScotRail, Northern Rail all work through Carlisle Station which has been in use for over 150 years!

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The post commemorating 150 years service of Carlisle Citadel Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The main entrance facade of Carlisle Citadel Station. The station was built by Sir William Tite from 1847-1848 in Tudor style, with mullioned and transformed windows, a porte-cochere and a clock tower. The station was enlarged between 1873 and 1876 and quite a splendid building.

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Just across from the station entrance and forecourt is the old 'County Hotel' built in 1856-1857 by Salvin. It is a fine five bay house painted in black and white.

 

FANTASTIC SCENIC RAIL TRIP in 2012 - must do it again soon!

 

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