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placename:- Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
other name:- Owd Ratty
parish Muncaster parish, once in Cumberland
parish Eskdale parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
railway; narrow gauge railway
from Ravenglass, through Muncaster Mill, Irton Road, Eskdale Green, Beckfoot, to Dalegarth, Cumberland.


old map:- Railway Clearing House 1900s-10s


placename:- Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
date:- 1914
period:- 1910s

old print:- Bogg 1898

Book, Lakeland and Ribblesdale, OR A Thousand Miles of Wandering along the Roman Wall, the Old Border Region, Lakeland, and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg, publishd by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
thumbnail BGG181, button to large image
Print, engraving, Station, Eskdale Line, Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, Cumberland, by Owen Bowen, 1897, published by Edmund Bogg, 3 Woodhouse Lane, and James Miles, Guildford Street, Leeds, Yorkshire, 1898.
Included on p.210 of Lakeland and Ribblesdale, by Edmund Bogg.
period:- 19th century, late

tiny photograph, 
button to large Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway -- Muncaster and Eskdale -- Cumbria / -- Eskdale Express Derailed at Murthwaite -- Courtesy of the King George IV, Eskdale Green.

hearsay The 7 mile line was planned as 2 foot 9 inch gauge, 1873, but changed to 3 foot gauge before 1875; the Owd Ratty.

goes through
mapping:- Ravenglass Station, Muncaster (2)
railway bridge, Ravenglass (2)
railway bridge, Muncaster Mill
Muncaster Mill Station, Muncaster
Irton Road Station, Muncaster
The Green Station, Eskdale
Beckfoot Station, Beckfoot
Eskdale Station, Eskdale
Boot Station, Boot
26.5.1873: authorized
1875=1876: opened
30.11.1908: closed
24.5.1909: opened, goods

goes through
mapping:- Eskdale Station, Eskdale
level crossing, Eskdale (2)

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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