For greater convenience, and in order that the interests of our Workington
subscribers and advertisers may be properly attended to, our BRANCH-OFFICE in
the town will in future be at the shop of Mr. J. E. CARMICHAEL, News Agent,
Finkle-Street, who will forward to the Head-Office any advertisements or
communications intended for insertion in the Paper.
The Parliamentary notices which are now being published will have informed
the public of the various schemes which are now engaging the attention of the
railway world. The Cleator and Workington Company again appear in the field
this year. Their scheme is of a more complete and comprehensive character than
the one of last year, which was defeated in the House of Lords.
A junction at Brayton - the Gibraltar of the north - is (amongst other
things) to be effected if possible. Should the Cleator Company succeed in this,
and also in obtaining running powers over the Solway Junction and North
British Lines to Carlisle, it is probable that a very large amount of coke traffic,
which has hitherto gone over the Maryport and Carlisle Line, will be
diverted from that Company.