The Rails that circled the world

Workington is justifiably proud of its rich and industrial past. Throughout its long history the Moss Bay Steelworks produced and supplied many thousands of miles of steel railway lines to almost every rail network in the world. Unfortunately, very little remains to remember the industries that once made Workington a world leader.

Over the past 12 months a focus group consisting of Community Rail Cumbria, Direct Rail Services, Workington Library, Cumbrian Railways Association, Workington Transport Heritage Group and the Helena Thompson Museum have worked in collaboration to research and produce a number of historical boards that will be situated in the platform recesses at Workington Railway Station.

The official launch was due to take place on the 17th June, however this will be moved out due to the current COVID 19 situation.

Look out for more updates in the coming weeks/months ahead.