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Glossary Results for Word "Cockermouth & Workington Railway (CWR)"

Cockermouth & Workington Railway (CWR) A small line promoted by locals, it was built to serve the collieries of the Derwent Valley, allowing coal to be Workington docks for onward transmission. Created by an Act of 21st July 1845, it was opened to traffic on 28th July 1847.
Passenger services were operated between Cockermouth and Workington; the station at the latter place was jointly managed between the two companies. In 1866 it was amalgamated into the LNWR, and its own set of rolling stock incorporated into the stock of the LNWR.