Lakeside Station - Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway - Lakeside, Cumbria, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 54° 16.645 W 002° 57.319
30U E 502909 N 6014389
Quick Description: Lakeside Station is used by the Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway, a heritage railway located in the Lake District.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/16/2020 6:41:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM12MM2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway is a heritage railway located in the Lake District.
The railway runs from Haverthwaite at the southern end of the line via Newby Bridge to Lakeside at the southern end of Lake Windermere.

The railway is a former branch line of the Furness Railway that was opened on 1st June 1869. Its main income source was from the transportation of iron ore and other minerals extracted from mines around Lake Windermere. As the mining industry declined, so did the fortunes of the branch line. British Railways closed the line to passengers on 6th September 1965, and to all traffic in 1967.
More about the history of the line can be seen at the following link: (visit link)

A group of local enthusiasts got together with the aim of preserving the railway and after several years of campaigning and negotiations, the section of the line between Lakeside and Haverthwaite was reopened as a heritage railway in 1973. It is run by a small group of permanent staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to protect and improve the railway.

"The 3.5 mile journey takes you through the picturesque Leven valley, where you will have views of lakes and rivers. Whilst at Haverthwaite, you can can take a look around the ‘Engine Shed’ and visit the Lakeland Motor Museum.
At Lakeside you can call into the Lakes Aquarium or hop onto one of the Windermere Lake Cruises onto Bowness-On-Windermere where you will find the World of Beatrix Potter and plenty of shops and cafés.

The railway has several events during the season. Thomas The Tank Engine is a frequent guest of the railway, and the branch line once featured in one of the Rev. Christopher Awdry’s books about the Real Useful Engine.
A special ghost train makes a scary voyage around Halloween, and whilst the railway does close during the winter months it opens briefly in December for children to meet Father Christmas aboard the Santa Special." Source: (visit link)

Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway website: (visit link)
(visit link)
Is the station/depot currently used for railroad purposes?: Yes

Is the station/depot open to the public?: Yes

What rail lines does/did the station/depot serve?: Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway

If the station/depot is not being used for railroad purposes, what is it currently used for?: Not listed

Station/Depot Web Site: Not listed

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