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From: Tracy Buxton <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] Lancaster and The Railways
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:55:47 +0100
Peter thank you!
I have, until now, glazed over at the thought of railway history!
But - suddenly a spark of interest!
On Monday, Feb 13, 2006, at 21:54 Europe/Paris, Peter Wood wrote:
> Hello Tracy
> I googled the following "In the 1870s a dispute with the London and
> Western Railway over access rights to the LNWR line to Scotland caused
> MR to construct the Settle and Carlisle (S&C) line, the highest main
> in England, in order to secure the company's access to Scotland;
> the dispute with the LNWR was settled before the S&C was built, but
> Parliament refused to allow the MR to withdraw from the project.
> The Settle–Carlisle Railway (S&C) is a 72 mile (115 km) long main
> line in northern England. It is also known by the terms Settle to
> and Settle and Carlisle, or by a fuller title the
> Leeds–Skipton–Settle–Carlisle Railway.
> So there you have it - he was a Midland man.
> Also be aware that directories often scrambled local names, so the fact
> that two directories called it Green Area doesn't mean that was the
> name! Dave with his local knowledge is probably right.
> Peter Wood
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