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There was proposed.
placename:- Grand Caledonian Junction Railway
locality:- Lancaster
county:- Lancashire
parish Whitehaven borough, once in Cumberland
parish Maryport parish, once in Cumberland
parish Carlisle city, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
from Lancaster, Lancashire; through Whitehaven, Maryport, to Carlisle, Cumberland.

hearsay Route promoted by the Caledonian Railway Committee, proposed from from an 'ocular survey' by George Stephenson, 1837.
Crossing Lancaster Sands, Morecambe Bay, by an embankment arcing from Hest Bank to Humphrey Head; over Cartmel Sands by an embankment through Chapel Island; tunnel from Pennington to Kirkby Ireleth; over Duddon Sands by an embankment. The embankments would each allow the reclaiming of thousands of acres of land to agriculture.
Gilpin, Leslie R: 2008: Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway: Cumbrian Railways Association:: ISBN 0 954232 7 0

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