The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, occasionally referred to as the Tyne Valley Line, is a 60-mile line built in the 1830s, and linking the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear with Carlisle.
The stations in Cumbria :
Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge, Prudhoe, Metro Centre, Newcastle.
Carlisle is a major interchange, with the West Coast Main Line Railway from London to Glasgow, calling at 3 stations in Cumbria – Oxenholme, Penrith and Carlisle. It is also the northern end of the famous Carlisle to Settle Railway. There is the The Cumbrian Coast Railway to Barrow-in-Furness, continuing via the Furness line to Lancaster. There is also a line to Dumfries and south eastern Scotland.
The line is close to Hadrian’s Wall along its route from Carlisle to Newcastle.
Related Links :
- Tyne Valley Train Trails
- Wikipedia – Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
- Tyne Valley Rail User Group
- Photos of the Tyne Valley Railway
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