|There was proposed.|
|placename:-||Grand Caledonian Junction Railway|
Whitehaven borough, once in
Maryport parish, once in
Carlisle city, once in
|from Lancaster, Lancashire; through Whitehaven, Maryport, to Carlisle, Cumberland.|
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
|Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013|