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Ulverston and Lancaster Railway

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The Ulverston and Lancaster railway in England ran from Lindal-in-Furness to Lancaster it opened in 1857. The route involved crossing estuaries of both the River Kent and River Leven.

1857 'TREAT TO WORKERS — On Saturday last the workmen in the employ of the Messrs. Galloway, of Knott Mill, Manchester, were treated to an excursion to Tredlea to view the Leven viaduct of the Ulverston and Lancaster Railway, the iron work of which was supplied by that firm. The men numbered about 500, and were accompanied by their wives and families. On arrival at their destination they were treated to a liberal supply of beef, bread, and ale. The company afterwards dispersed in different directions, some exploring the beach....' [1]

1862 It was bought by the Furness Railway, which had assisted in the construction.

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Sources of Information

  1. Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer, 3 September 1857