© Don Marshall 2015
Maryport & Carlisle Railway
The Maryport & Carlisle Railway opened in 1836 and connected the port of Maryport with the city of Carlisle. It was a highly profitable Railway due to the high volume of coal that carried from the inland coalfields to Maryport. It had no competition in the area and was strongly supported by the local landowners.
The locomotives were green but I haven't managed to find a suitable reference for any so an illustration will have to wait. However, I have got a couple of carriages that I managed to redraw and the first one is illustrated here. As is typical for pre group railways the body colour of the carriages is described as "green" without much indication of the shade. I hope that what I have produced is near.