Other photographs of carlisle canal shed on railscot. The carlisle canal was closed after exactly 30 years in which it had seen a very fast rise to success and an even faster decline.
David has considerably augmented his earlier book on the carlisle canal and reprinted it in a larger format which displays the copious range of photographs paintings and maps to greater advantage.
Carlisle canal map. The carlisle canal was closed after exactly 30 years in which it had seen a very fast rise to success and an even faster decline. Carlisle canal shed company. Border union railway north british railway photographer.
Find local businesses view maps and get driving directions in google maps. The railway branch line to port carlisle was closed. John robin contact editor.
Carlisle canal a3 pacific 60068 sir visto stands on its home shed in june 1962. John robin contact photographer. 1854 a railway opened using the canal bed for its route from carlisle to port carlisle.
The carlisle canal was built to improve facilities for coastal craft from liverpool ireland and scottish ports already trading with the city via the solway firth and the river eden. It was served from the east from canal junction splitting off the border union just after the junction. Carlisle s long lost canal must be one of the least known of all the canals that were built in this country to look along its course today you would never know that it even existed work started on the canal in 1819 its short passage from the basin close to carrs biscuit factory on primrose bank down to port carlisle on the solway firth that led it out to sea was closed in 1853 only the odd.
A railway opened using the canal bed for its route from carlisle to port carlisle. 1932 the railway branch line to port carlisle was closed. Various proposals were made but the canal that opened in 1823 was eleven and a quarter miles long.
About this monument eh visitor information. Description canal from carlisle to port carlisle opened 1823 abandoned 1853 and replaced by railway opened 1854. This single ended shed was in the v of the junction between the border union railway and the silloth branch.
Carlisle canal railway station was opened in 1854 as the carlisle terminus of the port carlisle railway company s line from port carlisle in cumbria england that line was largely laid along the course of a canal hence the station s name. From a wooden jetty at fisher s cross renamed port carlisle. Location type loco shed name and dates carlisle canal shed 1861 1963 opened on the border union railway north british railway.