SCRCA Structure 234590: Settle Junction

SCRCA Location Introduction

At Settle Junction, the Midland Railway Company's Settle & Carlisle Railway (S&CR) diverges from the route of the (Little) North Western Railway (NWR) linking Skipton with Low Gill and Lancaster.

Immediately beyond the junction, the trackbed of the NWR route is level, but the S&CR route transitions through 1-in-300 to 1-in-100 and this marks the start of ‘The Long Drag': an almost continuous 1-in-100, 15¼ mile climb to the south end of Blea Moor Tunnel.

Settle Junction: Northern elevation view

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Location Variant
Not Applicable
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Railway ops
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
2: MR construction phase (1869 to 31st Dec 1876)
Distance from London St.Pancras
234 miles and 41 chains
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Conservation Area Only
Geographic Location
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Errors and omissions
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