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Glossary Results for Word "Cleator & Workington Junction Railway (CWJR)"

Cleator & Workington Junction Railway (CWJR) Brought about by the dominance of existing railways in West Cumberland and the high rates they charged, it ran as an independent railway up until grouping. Financed to a greater degree by those involved in the local iron trade, its main line from Cleator Moor Junction to a Siddick Junction, just north of Workington, with the LNWR passed through some difficult country, mainly because the choicest routes had already been taken! The main traffic was operated by the Furness RailwayExplain 'Furness Railway (FR)', but they had a fleet of engines to operate the branches and to shunt the iron works etc. Created by an Act of 17th June 1876, it was opened to traffic in 1879.