Saturday Chris & Jackie visited the Settle Signal Box next to the station this is a small working museum. The “Friends of the Settle to Carlisle Line” volunteers will show you the workings of the mechanical-era of the railway signalling and you even get to have a go! It’s open to the public most Saturdays […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
To mark the 25th Anniversary today a very special locomotive hauled train of nine carriages ran from Leeds to Carlisle via Settle carrying hundreds of people, many of whom were involved in saving the line, in government, British Railways etc. In other words both ‘sides’ of a heroic campaign. There has not been a significant […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
King Billy has contributed a recipe to the hot off the press cookery book called “Recipes Down the Line: A Taste of the Settle-Carlisle Railway”. The book launch is Carlisle station on Tuesday 3rd December from 11:30 until 14:00 and in Settle station between 10:30 and 14:00 on Wednesday 4th They are going to cook […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Took the early afternoon train from Settle Railway Station to Dent Railway Station with our 2 bikes for a great ride back along the Pennine Bridleway to Horton in Ribblesdale. Choosing a midweek day off-season was great, as we were all alone with the Swaledale sheep! We came across just one walker on the Pennine […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Beautiful sunny morning brought the “Union of South Africa” Steam Train thundering through Settle Station ! This was a BIG Engine – one of the biggest ever made (apparently held records in it’s history)Continue Reading... No Comments.