Travel on the Settle and Carlisle Railway and you are sure to see many line-side buildings along the way. Unique to the S. & C.R. the buildings are all of a standard architectural style with minor differences from station to station.
The buildings bear no resemblence to the surrounding local architecture but local materials were used in their construction, hence you will find that in the Eden valley section brick and sandstone were used, with millstone grit and limestone being used in the moorland and Ribble valley sections. The stations on the line have in the past formed a vital link with the outside world for the people living in the surrounding areas.
Local produce could be transported with ease to many cities and towns around the country. The numerous goods sheds on the line were once busy centres, despatching and receiving a wide variety of produce. These too were all built to a single standard design, varying only in length and building materials.
The line and its stations have been designated a conservation area ensuring its continued use and a massive effort is underway to regenerate the line and preserve its future.