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Cleator and Workington Junction Railway

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of Workington, Cumberland

The Cleator and Workington Railway was located in West Cumbria around the towns of Whitehaven, Cleator Moor and Workington. It was mainly used for the iron and coal industries. [1]

1876 The company was incorporated. [2]

The Cleator and Workington Railway was founded in 1876. It was built to bring trucks of Iron down from Iron Ore mines located at Knockmurton and Kelton in Ennerdale to Iron works at Workington, Cleator Moor and Distington amongst others. The line was later incorporated into the London, Midland and Scottish Railway network and the last section closed in the 1980s.

1908 The line is 29¾ miles in length. [3]

Cleator and Workington Junction Railway locomotive

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikipedia
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908