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Keswick to Penrith Railway Re-opening

What others said

A few choice comments or opinions expressed elsewhere about this project.

Unfortunately this type of Project progresses in quite long phases, often with little to say conclusively until a particular piece of work is completed.
We often hear therefore that "nothing seems to be happening" (usually about two months after we have published an Update), and that perhaps we should be doing "something" on the ground.
Typically it takes 10 - 15 years to get a major Railway project off the ground, so with a nearly 10 year Company history we have done quite well so far. Also this will be a "one step" project - we will not be coming to life like many preserved railways.

Had we received the Millennium funding which we were told we were eligible for (but which disappeared into the Dome at Greenwich) the line would probably have been carrying passengers for a few years already !

Specialist Transport Consultants (TPI) - hired by Eden District Council, to give an independent appraisal of our scheme - remarked that the CKP project is progressing faster than publicly-funded projects which they are involved with.
So, even those who seem to want to put us down have had to recognise that we are not a "basket case" !


Albert Einstein did not say this about the Keswick to Penrith Railway Project, but it does sum up how we try to tackle the task:

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius ---
and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
--Albert Einstein



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