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Locomotive - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (Lake District, Cumbria, UK) | by Ashley Coates
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Locomotive - Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway (Lake District, Cumbria, UK)

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway is a 15 in (381 mm) minimum gauge heritage railway in Cumbria, England. The 7 miles (11.3 km) line runs from Ravenglass to Dalegarth Station near Boot in the valley of Eskdale, in the Lake District. At Ravenglass the line ends at Ravenglass railway station on the Cumbrian Coast Line.



The old building at Dalegarth Station near Boot, with Ravenglass-built diesel loco Lady Wakefield



River Esk, with her driver, Peter van Zeller, on the turntable at Ravenglass station

Intermediate stations and halts are at Muncaster Mill, Miteside, Murthwaite, Irton Road, The Green, Fisherground and Beckfoot. The railway is owned by a private company and supported by a preservation society. The oldest locomotive is River Irt, parts of which date from 1894, while the newest is the diesel-hydraulic Douglas Ferreira, built in 2005.

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Taken on July 18, 2012