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Camerton (LNWR) railway station

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Place  Camerton
Grid reference  NY036305
Platforms in use  2
Area  Allerdale
28 April 1847  Opened
Camerton (LNWR) railway station
Pre-grouping  London and North Western Railway
Post-grouping  London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Original company  Cockermouth and Workington Railway
Similar  Glasson railway station, Brigham railway station, Branthwaite railway station, Kirkandrews railway station, Bridgefoot railway station

Camerton railway station was situated next to the River Derwent on the Cockermouth and Workington Railway. It served the village of Camerton, Cumbria, England.

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History

The station opened on 28 April 1847. It closed to regular passenger traffic on 3 March 1952, closing completely when the line closed on 18 April 1966.

In later years the by then DMU-operated 09:52 westbound from Carlisle (10:20 from Penrith) made a regular unadvertised Fridays Only call at the station, though there was no balancing call.

Industry

Camerton Colliery and Camerton Fireclay mine and associated brickworks were served by sidings which curved northwards off the through lines a short distance east of the station. Coal workings appear to have petered out in the 1930s, but the brickworks was a successful concern, with firebricks being a key requirement of Workington's furnaces. From 1939 the Admiralty established RNAD Broughton Moor on the CWJR's line north east of Camerton. A lesser-known ancillary of this was using the fireclay workings at Camerton as an ammunition store. This appears to have petered out in the 1950s, though Broughton Moor arms depot lasted until 1992.

Afterlife

By 2015 the station site was surrounded by nature.

References

Camerton (LNWR) railway station Wikipedia


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