Keswick

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Keswick (1865-1972)

Where: North West England, England
Opened on the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway.

Description

This station was in the north of the town of Keswick and had three canopied through platforms. The station adjoined the Keswick Hotel, immediately to the south. The station closed in 1972 but the westbound platform and its canopy remain.

To the west of the station the goods and coal depot were on the south side of the through lines, approached from the west.

Latterly, after 1966, the station was a terminus for the line from Penrith. It closed in 1972.

Going east, the trackbed is now a footpath.

Local

The Keswick Country House Hotel

Tags

Station terminus
04/03/2020




Dates

18/04/1966Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
Keswick becomes a terminus as line to west is closed.
04/03/1972Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway
Keswick to Penrith closed completely.

Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The Lake Counties v. 14 (Regional Railway History)

Rails Through Lakeland: Illustrated History of the Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith Railway

Rails Through Lakeland: v. 1: Illustrated History of the Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith Railway (The nostalgia collection: Railway heritage)

Rails Through Lakeland: v. 2: Illustrated History of the Workington, Cockermouth, Keswick, Penrith Railway (The nostalgia collection: Railway heritage)

Return to Keswick: Case for a New Railway
Strolling with Steam: Walks Along the Keswick Railway
The Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)