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Keswick to Penrith Railway Re-opening

CKP 150

2012 marked the 150th anniversary of the start of construction of the original Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway (CK&PR).

It was also the 40th anniversary of closure of the last section between Keswick and Penrith.

The following events took place in Keswick on Sunday May 6th 2012:

  • "Cutting the First Sod" - a re-enactment by the Keswick Street Theatre Group at Keswick Station, between the Keswick Hotel and the Leisure Pool entrance.  Performances at 13.30 (1.30 p.m.) and 14.30 (2.30 p.m.)
  • Keswick Museum railway themed film shows just after the street theatre performances, railway themed bookstall,  stands promoting local transport interests and information about the Railway Re-opening Project.
  • Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum open with railway themed activities. The Quarry was opened originally to supply ballast for the Railway. It was also the quarry's 150th anniversary.

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