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April 2017

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of "Dent" by W.R. Mitchell (Castleberg, 1995) for Dentdale Snow Screens

Created on 12 Apr 2017.

The following is an extract from page 80 of W.R. Mitchell's book “Dent: The Highest Mainline Station in England" (published by Castleberg in 1995): Cecil Sanderson (Sandy), who took-up his duties as Stationmaster [at Dent] in the autumn of 1938, was soon aware of the ferocity of a Dent blizzard. The troublesome quarter was the North East, and the snow overswept Widdale Fell to be arrested (briefly) by the snow fences, which did not mean much. "Snow was heaped up behind the first row. In no time… Read more

SCRCA Note: Bridge SAC/322 entombed during works to repair adjacent embankment

Created on 11 Apr 2017.

The embankment immediately adjacent to (and to the south of) Bridge SAC/322 suffered a partial collapse in December 2015 following an extended period of particularly wet weather. As the embankment collapsed, it demolished part of the bridge's south-eastern wing wall. Temporary repairs were made by Network Rail within a few days. Permanent repairs were undertaken during the first quarter of 2017. (Eden District Council Planning Application Number 16/1069 relates to these works.) As part of the… Read more

SCRCA Note: Planning application for Settle Station Waiting Room (Up)

Created on 10 Apr 2017.

The planning application for this structure can be accessed via the following link: http://www.planning.cravendc.gov.uk/fastweb/detail.asp?AltRef=62/2016/17027&ApplicationNumber=&AddressPrefix=station+road&submit2=Go

March 2017

SCRCA Note: Helwith Bridge Quarry Operations

Created on 31 Mar 2017.

There is an account of operations at Helwith Bridge Quarry (written by Ronald Maude, one of the site's managers) on page 33 of the February 2012 edition of the FoSCL Journal - see: https://www.foscl.org.uk/sites/foscl.org.uk/files/FoSCL%20Magazine%20Feb%202012.pdf  

SCRCA Note: Link to introductory article for Helwith Bridge Quarries

Created on 20 Mar 2017.

Additional photographs of the new loading facility for Helwith Bridge Quarries and an overview of its purpose and operation are available on the An introduction to the new siding at Helwith Bridge for Arcow & Dry Rigg Quarries page

SCRCA Note for Structure 231200: Platelayers' Hut (Hellifield Junction)

Created on 20 Mar 2017.

This structure was demolished during January or February of 2017.

SCRCA Knowledge Base for Bridge SAC/71 - Force Gill Aqueduct

Created on 3 Mar 2017.

Bridge SAC/71 (also known as Force Gill Aqueduct) was constructed during the early 1870s to carry the diverted water of Force Gill Beck over the top of the Settle-Carlisle Railway and into Little Dale Beck. F.S. Williams briefly mentions the aqueduct in his 1876 account of the railway's construction: "We first run through a short tunnel and under a mountain stream called Force Gill. This gill was the source of much trouble to the engineers, for it carried away their temporary bridges and… Read more

SCRCA Primary Reference: Review of MR 1911 Land Plan Sheet 82 for Structure 295650

Created on 2 Mar 2017.

1911 Midland Railway land plan extract (from sheet 82) showing ​​​​​​the location of Baron Wood Naptha Store.A small structure, rectangular in plan and labelled 'Naptha Store', is clearly shown on sheet 82 of the 1911 set of Midland Railway Company 'land plans' - see extract, right or below. (Although the wording of the label is not clear on the photograph of the land plan, it is clearly readable on the 'original' document, which forms part of the FoSCL archive.) This structure is located at… Read more

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Binns, Donald (1999) for Hellifield Station

Created on 1 Mar 2017.

Pages 13 to 27 contain: a line drawing (plan) showing the layout of the original NWR Hellifield station (which later became Hellifield Goods Yard), including the main running lines, siding, goods yard and key buildings;   a line drawing (plan) showing the layout of the MR Hellifield Station, including the main running lines, sidings and key buildings;   twenty six black & white photographs showing various parts of the station;   a wealth of background information about both… Read more

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Binns, Donald (1999) for Long Preston Station

Created on 1 Mar 2017.

Pages 30 to 35 contain: a line drawing (plan) showing the layout of Long Preston Station, including the main running lines, sidings and key buildings;   ten black & white photographs showing various parts of the station;   a wealth of background information about the station and its structures.    

February 2017

SCRCA Note: Fog Hut (237620) removed but access ladder remains

Created on 26 Feb 2017.

The following note was recorded by an SCRCA Project assessor during a site visit on 10 October 2016: Viewing from the road bridge over the B6479 looking south, there is no evidence of the fog hut and it must, therefore, have been removed at some time in the past.  There is, however, (as shown in the two images) on the down side of the railway a metal ladder that goes from the track bed to the top of the western embankment.  Presumably this was used by the person working in the former fog hut to… Read more

SCRCA Note: Date of manufacture for Bridge SAC/16A

Created on 26 Feb 2017.

A green-painted metal plaque on the southwest elevation of the northeast parapet wall of this structure includes the following information: Prefabricated by Sarum Hardwood Structures, Winchester, Hants. Type 2 No: 1475 Year 1988

SCRCA Note: Demolition of Gauber Bridge

Created on 20 Feb 2017.

After a long battle with the planning department of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Gauber Bridge was demolished by Network Rail on 15th October 2015. Two of the 'Applications for conservation area consent' (planning applications) and one of the refusal letters are available online via the following links: Form dated: 11th February 2010:http://pacsplanning.yorkshiredales.org.uk/Ingleton%20C45/650/C_45_650_CC_APP.pdf   Refusal letter dated 26th October 2010:http://pacsplanning.… Read more

SCRCA Knowledge Base for Helwith Bridge Quarries

Created on 20 Feb 2017.

Introduction Historical records show that there have been a number of quarries in the Helwith Bridge area. This knowledge base lists (or briefly mentions) all of the known quarries and provides a brief introduction to the quarries that currently have - or once had - a physical or commercial connection with the Settle-Carlisle Railway. These quarry notes are designed to be read in conjunction with the accompanying 'Geological Notes Relating to the Quarries at Helwith Bridge'. Arcow Quarry (… Read more

SCRCA Knowledge Base for Bridge SAC/66 - Ribblehead Viaduct

Created on 14 Feb 2017.

At a glance (key statistics) Location OS Grid reference: SD 75940 79470. Latitude: 54.21041 , Longitude: -2.370341000000053.). Distance (rail-miles) from London St Pancras: 247 miles, 60 chains. Date of construction 1870 to 1875. The first stone was laid (by William H. Ashwell) on October 12th, 1870. The first group of six arches were ‘turned’ in 1872. Number of arches 24 arches, supported on 23 piers and 2 end abutments. Each arch has a rise of 18 feet. The span of the arches to the south… Read more

SCRCA Knowledge Base for Blea Moor Signal Box (1941 - present)

Created on 12 Feb 2017.

At a glance (key statistics) Location OS Grid reference: SD 75773 80596. Latitude:  54.220491, Longitude: -2.3730889999999363.). Distance (rail-miles) from London St Pancras: 248 miles, 39 chains. Distance (rail-miles) from Settle Junction: approximately 14.7 miles. Date of construction The current box opened on: 20th September 1941 (Anderson & Fox, 1986), or December 16th, 1941 (Gough, 1989). ?? Which date applies ?? Design type LMS type 11c signal box, modified in ?? possibly 2002/3… Read more

October 2016

SCRCA Note: Hellfield Station 360 degree image set

Created on 1 Oct 2016.

The images in this snippet (note) were taken with prior permission on the 8th May 2012 from the northwest end of the 'Up' platform at Hellfield Station. They provide a 360 degree record of the status (demolished vs. extant) of the railway-related structures at the NW end of the station on that date. The main station building and platform canopy are visible in both image sets. Hellifield Junction lies beyond the station buildings. To view a larger version of an image set, click or tap on the… Read more

October 2015

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307130

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Plate 226 shows some of the 24 house for employees which were constructed in two blocks of 12 at Petteril bridge by the Midland (/location-summaries/structure-307100, /location-summaries/structure-307110, /location-summaries/structure-307120, 370130), in response to the recommendations of the 1873 report. Figure 95 shows the track layout at Petteril Bridge Junction and Petteril Goods, based upon an LMS survey of 1942.  

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307120

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Plate 226 shows some of the 24 house for employees which were constructed in two blocks of 12 at Petteril bridge by the Midland (/location-summaries/structure-307100, /location-summaries/structure-307110, 307120, /location-summaries/structure-307130), in response to the recommendations of the 1873 report. Figure 95 shows the track layout at Petteril Bridge Junction and Petteril Goods, based upon an LMS survey of 1942.  

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307110

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Plate 226 shows some of the 24 house for employees which were constructed in two blocks of 12 at Petteril bridge by the Midland (/location-summaries/structure-307100, 307110, /location-summaries/structure-307120, /location-summaries/structure-307130), in response to the recommendations of the 1873 report. Figure 95 shows the track layout at Petteril Bridge Junction and Petteril Goods, based upon an LMS survey of 1942.  

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307100

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Plate 226 shows some of the 24 house for employees which were constructed in two blocks of 12 at Petteril bridge by the Midland (307100, /location-summaries/structure-307110, /location-summaries/structure-307120, /location-summaries/structure-307130), in response to the recommendations of the 1873 report. Figure 95 shows the track layout at Petteril Bridge Junction and Petteril Goods, based upon an LMS survey of 1942.

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307020

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Figure 94 is a signalling diagram for Petteril Goods, based upon information available for 1957. Plate 224 is of the Petteril goods yard, looking south, from the Petteril Goods signal box, circa 1935.  The Durran Hill locomotive depot (/location-summaries/structure-306720) is to the right.  in the distance can be seen bridge no 360 (/location-summaries/structure-306590) from which the views in Plates 221 & 222 were photographed.  Petteril Goods signal box brought into use on 18 October… Read more

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307177

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Figure 95 shows the track layout at Petteril Bridge Junction and Petteril Goods, based upon an LMS survey of 1942. Figure 96 shows the Petteril Bridge Junction signalling diagram, based upon information available in 1971. Plate 227 shows Petteril Bridge Junction signal box.  At this point, Midland line trains came under the control of NER signalmen.  The composite brick and timber NER box contained a Stevens frame of 66 levers.  The box closed on 2 June 1973 following implementation of the… Read more

SCRCA Secondary Reference: Review of Anderson & Fox (1986) for 307030

Created on 24 Oct 2015.

Plate 224 is of the Petteril goods yard, looking south, from the Petteril Goods signal box, circa 1935.  The Durran Hill locomotive depot (/location-summaries/structure-306720) is to the right.  In the distance can be seen bridge no 360 (/location-summaries/structure-306590) from which the views in Plates 221 & 222 were photographed.  Petteril Goods signal box (/location-summaries/structure-307020) brought into use on 18 October 1891, was of wood construction and measured 25ft x 11ft x 12ft… Read more