Corkickle

Corkickle is a request stop.

"Duke of Gloucester" visiting Corkickle station on a special train up the Cumbrian Coast Line.

(Kevin Fitzwilliams/Visit Cumbria)


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This is Whitehaven's other railway station, to the south of a 1,219 metre/3,999 ft. tunnel dividing it from the rest of the town. In the past this area had its share of industry but it is now largely residential with some holiday accommodation. This area is a southern suburb for Whitehaven.

Much has been written about the steeply inclined railway that once ran from the former Furness Railway, now part of the Cumbrian Coast Line, to nearby industries. Although the old station building is in private use, and a single track serves one platform, it is possible to see that the tracks once covered a large area due to the industries once located nearby.  A branch line from Cleator Moor joined the coastal line here at Corkickle and the many sidings were used by mineral wagons. Now, nature is reclaiming these areas.

 
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