Wetheral Railway Station

 
Location Wetheral
Grid Ref NY 467657

 

 Wetheral Station
 
Wetheral station is on the Newcastle-Carlisle Tyne Valley Line, situated some seven minutes from Carlisle, and serving the affluent village of Wetheral.
 
 Wetheral Station

 

The station was originally staffed, and the old stationmaster’s house still stands, as a private residence. The boarded up ticket windows are still visible. The station was closed during the Beeching Axe (in 1967), but reopened in 1981 on an unstaffed basis.

 

The 1830’s brought the railway age to Wetheral. The renowned Wetheral Railway Viaduct carries the Carlisle to Newcastle railway over the River Eden. It was constructed by Francis Giles between 1830 and 1834, and stands 100 feet high. It was one of the first railway viaducts to be built in this country. A footpath goes across the railway viaduct between Wetheral station and Great Corby.
 
 Wetheral Station

 

 Wetheral Station

 

 Wetheral Station

 

Aerial photos by Simon Ledingham.

 

 

 
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