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12. The Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip

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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.

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 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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:

 

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.

 

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

 

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:  Settle Junction between Hellifield Station and Settle Station

 

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
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.

 

Settle

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The small hamlet of Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Scenery near Horton-in-Ribblesdale Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  looking north-west from Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery near Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The lovely scenery near Horton-in-Ribblesdale

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery just before Ribblehead Station

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Views north-west just before Dent Station

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The remote Garsdale Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Garsdale and Moorcock Tunnel

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Moorcock Tunnel and Shotlock Tunnel

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views east between Moorcock Tunnel and Shotlock Tunnel

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery just after Birkett Tunnel

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views just before Kirkby Stephen

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The landscape just before Kirkby Stephen

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Kirkby Stephen Station

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  leaving Kirkby Stephen

 

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The scenery between Helm Tunnel and Crosby Garrett Tunnel

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views just before Helm Tunnel

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The River Eden between Helm Tunnel and Appleby

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Appleby Station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The views after Appleby in Crossfell direction

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  River Eden just before Langwathby

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  Langwathby Station

 

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: Kirkoswald

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The River Eden north of Kirkoswald

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip: The River Eden which flows towards Carlisle

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  The curious yellow Culgath signal box near Armathwaite station

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:  River Eden near Armathwaite

 

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

 

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

 

Leeds-Settle-Carlisle Railway Trip:

 

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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