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There was proposed.
placename:- West Cumberland 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; via Whitehaven, Maryport, to Carlisle, Cumberland - a Cumberland Coast route.

hearsay Prompted by George Stephenson's idea of the Grand Caledonian Junction Railway. Surveyed by John Hague, for a local committee, 1838. Crossing the Lancaster Sands by an embankment in a direct line from Poulton, Morecambe to Leonard's Point, Furness; crossing the Duddon Sands by an embankment; with a branch line to Ulverston. More detailed planning by John U Rastrick, 1838-39; renamed the West Cumberland Railway and Morecambe Bay Inclosure Company.
Gilpin, Leslie R: 2008: Ulverstone and Lancaster Railway: Cumbrian Railways Association:: ISBN 0 954232 7 0

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