Plea for Information and Images

If you have any information, photographs, cine-film / video footage, plans or drawings relating to the design, construction, use, or demolition / removal of sites or structures within the Settle Carlisle Railway Conservation Area (SCRCA) that you are willing to share with the SCRCA Project team, please contact us.

When doing so, please briefly state the nature and content of the information / material in question, along with your terms regarding its use. (We will respect and comply with any reasonable terms regarding the use of all such material and we are happy to discuss and agree such terms in advance. However, please be aware that the SCRCA Project is a non-commercial undertaking run entirely by volunteers and that we do not currently have the financial means to pay for submitted material.)

For image-based material, please review the notes below before contacting us.

Please note that we need written permission from all relevant copyright owner(s) BEFORE we can upload any material to this website.

Notes regarding images

  1. We are especially seeking photographs, video footage and cine-film clips / stills relating to the SCRCA that clearly show sites or structures:
    • that currently have no default image*;
    • that are no longer clearly visible from a publicly accessible location;
    • that have since been cleared / demolished (especially those locations listed here);
    • that have since changed (to help us illustrate how they looked during the MR, LMS, wartime, BR-steam, BR-diesel and post-privatisation periods)*,
    • from a different perspective or viewpoint to the images already available in the database*;
    • more clearly or attractively than the images already available in the database*; and / or
    • during 'adverse' weather conditions (e.g. during periods of flood, ice or snow accumulation, very poor visibility, etc.).
  2. We are also seeking photographs and other image-based material that clearly illustrate key railway-related operational practices at various stages through history and / or the passenger & goods traffic carried during those periods. This includes photographs showing minor structures such as signals, telegraph poles, pre BR trackside cabinets, non-modern signs, etc.
  3. We are happy to use image-based material that includes trains (i.e. railway locomotives, passenger carriages, goods wagons and / or departmental vehicles), as long as it also meets at least one of the criteria mentioned in items 1 or 2 above.
  4. We are happy to use image-based material that includes people, as long as it also meets at least one of the criteria mentioned in items 1 or 2 above. However, to avoid any problems relating to privacy or data protection legislation, we will normally obscure all faces in photographs dating from the post-war period prior to uploading them (unless the individuals concerned provide us with prior written permission to leave their faces unobscured).
  5. We would prefer to receive photographs in a commonly used digital format (preferably high quality or medium quality JPEG / JPG) with a minimum image size of 720 pixels widest side (preferably larger so that we can see more detail and to allow us to identify options for alternative cropping). However, we can arrange to digitise prints and slides if necessary. In the latter case, please note that we can NOT accept any responsibility or liability for originals that may become lost or damaged in transit. (If you are worried about the latter, we may be able to arrange a face-to-face handover at one of the stations or towns served by the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle passenger train service, although we will not be able to reimburse your travel costs etc.)
  6. Finally, we currently have a significant backlog of images awaiting processing and upload so we are urgently seeking volunteers who are able and willing to process, rename and describe photographic images obtained from a variety of sources - see activity number 5 on the 'Getting Involved' page.

If you think you may be able to help in any way, please contact us.


* You can review the information and images we already have for a given site or structure via the Gazetteer and the accompanying background articles.