The Ingleton Branch was a much forgotten about backwater of the British Railways network. It generated very little traffic, and passenger services had been withdrawn before anyone associated the name “Beeching” with the railways. The Doctor, unsurprisingly, prescribed the end of freight services and the line was curtailed to Sedburgh for occasional school special traffic and the unceremonious dumping ground to out of service wagons until the inevitable happened in 1967. History could have been very different. The active hostility between the LNWR and the Midland was at its sharpest at Ingleton, where each railway had a station over a
Phil has very kindly made lovely models of Low Gill and Waterside viaducts for the Sedbergh branch of the Shap route. One of my favourite views from the WCML is the viaduct emerging as you come round the tight corner after cresting the initial summit at Grayrigg.