Posted 25th February 2019

A first for the Lake District: Transport Trust 'Red Wheel' Plaque awarded to Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway A major visitor attraction in the Western Lake District, Cumbria has been granted a prestigious national award in recognition of its historical importance.

Located in only coastal village in the UNESCO World Heritage site the Lake District National Park Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway has been awarded the first Red Wheel plaque, the only one of its kind in Cumbria, by the Transport Trust. The Red Wheel scheme commemorates and celebrates transport sites of significant historical value in the United Kingdom. The Transport Trust promotes and encourages the preservation and restoration of Britain's unique transport heritage in all its forms across road, rail, wings and water.

The plaque was unveiled at a special ceremony on the 23 February by Eric Robson, eminent writer, broadcaster and Chairman of Cumbria Tourism. Also in attendance on the day were Colonel Paul Brook from the Transport Trust.

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