"Trains to Keswick" Video
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I really cant recommend enough the video "Trains to Keswick" by Lapwing productions.
This is the story of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway.
The video is taken from cine film taken before and after the line was closed.
There are cab view sequences and interviews with Sid Ridley (Penruddock), Ted Watson (Troutbeck), John Tyson (Threlkeld) and Bill Hodgson (Keswick) who worked on the railway.
There is also an interview with Jessie Titterington who lived at Highgate Close and used Highgate children's platform to go to and from School.
The closing sequences are of the snowy last day of operation, which I remember well. I took two trips to Keswick that day, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Just as the train leaves Troutbeck on the return journey I can be seen behind and half way between an elderly couple through the partition window. Excellent memories, I had hair in those days!
I apologise for the poor quality still's which I took from my TV with a digital camera, the video is much better quality than shown here.
Penruddock viaduct with Round Table final train.
The cameraman must have been fit as this is from Latrigg fell (near Keswick) which is quite a climb.
Looking west towards summit bridge (Tarn Moss). Blurring due to my digital camera.
This is west of Penruddock.
The Flusco works were quite substantial in 1972.
Blencow Station from the cab.
Keswick Junction from the DMU cab. The Keswick line branches off to the right.
DMU waiting to leave from platform 4 Penrith.
These stills are copyright Lapwing Productions.
The final shots are a very sorry sight as Keswick island platform and track are cut up to be taken away.
Please send a £12-99 cheque made payable to :
Iceni Enterprises Ltd.
1 Solway Park
Cumbria CA2 6TH
Postage and packing is free and for each video sold £3 goes towards helping reopen the Penrith-Keswick Railway.
More details of video
This is the famous footbridge that Jessie Titterington from the video "Trains
to Keswick" stands on during a film sequence. Jessie is also famous for a picture (early 1900's) of her as
a young lady with her Collie dogs on this bridge. Mosedale viaduct is a 100 yards to the left of here. Hill Cottages
and High Gate children's railway platform are a few hundred yards to the right. A public right of way crosses over
this bridge. The right of way starts near the village of Wallthwaite.