The Settle and Carlisle Line: A Nostalgic Trip Along the Whole Route from Hellifield to Carlisle

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The Settle & Carlisle line has been described as 'the most spectacular in England'. Constructed by the Midland Railway to provide a third route to Scotland, the only way available was across the very roof of England, and the terrain meant that the line was the most difficult ever built over such a distance - 72 miles end to end. The long and severe gradients, the tunnels and viaducts and the wild scenery ensured that the line would become enshrined as one of the best to see steam hard at work. However, by the 1970s the ...

The Settle and Carlisle Line: A Nostalgic Trip Along the Whole Route from Hellifield to Carlisle 2010, Past & Present Publishing Ltd, Peterborough

ISBN-13: 9781858952635

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