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The line was originally built to transport iron ore from the area to the coast, (1875) The line eventually closed in 1913. However in 1915 the famous and skilled engineer/model-maker Joseph Bassett-Lowke and Robert Proctor-Mitchell, converted the line to the 15 in (381 mm) gauge. The line is now operated as a heritage railway from Ravenglass to Dalegarth near Boot and takes passengers in into the heart of the English Lake District.

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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:United Kingdom
Keywords:boot, cumbria, eskdale, lake district, locomotives, narrow-gauge, railways, ravenglass and eskdale railway, steam engines, tourism

HRS 7318 Diesel loco, Dalegarth Station, Ravenglass and Eskdale Rly

HRS 7318  Diesel loco, Dalegarth Station, Ravenglass and Eskdale Rly

HRS 7319 Ravenglass yard, locomotive

HRS 7319 Ravenglass yard, locomotive

Ravenglass and Eskdale engine on turntable 1965

Ravenglass and Eskdale engine on turntable 1965

Ravenglass Railway 1965

Ravenglass Railway 1965

HRS 2043 David and Goliath Black Five 44932

HRS 2043 David and Goliath Black Five 44932