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