THE INDUSTRIAL LINES

Great archive film in this section of Cumbria's Lost Railways. Cumbria’s lines came in all sizes but some of the most fascinating were the industrial lines. We see very rare footage of the incline railways around Whitehaven. Industry was the catalyst for so many of the railways lines in West Cumbria We also travel to the heart of the lake district to visit the long lost Coniston railway which opened in 1959. They were very successful to begin with but as foreign imports started to affect trade it sounded the death knell for many industrial lines.

© 2020 by Andrew Newlands.

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