Explore the Settle to Carlisle Railway online

The 72 mile-long Settle to Carlisle railway line can now be explored from the air thanks to a new website: www.exploremoresettlecarlisle.co.uk

‘ExploreMore’ uses images taken by Network Rail. The images are overlaid on both a map and the original plans of the Midland Railway Company dating back to the 1870s. Features such as stations and archeological sites are highlighted. Clicking on one opens up image galleries and information about the line and the people who lived and worked on it. Some features – such as the famous Ribblehead Viaduct – can be viewed in 3D. You can stop wherever you wish to view the line in high definition.

Over one hundred features are highlighted and over two hundred images. New images and information is being added continuously to create a valuable source of information for anyone interested in the railway, the countryside through which it passed, the history of the line and family historians.

‘ExploreMore’ is available on-line but in addition there are large touch screens at the Ribblehead Visitor Centre and the Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly in Settle.

‘Explore More’ was developed by Atlantic Geomatics working with the Settle and Carlisle Railway Trust and the Friends of the Settle Carlisle Line (FoSCL). It was initially developed as part of the ‘Stories in Stone’ project funded by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. Funding to extend the scope of the project to include the whole line was provided by FoSCL