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craven railway

54º04N 2º16W. Market town in Craven, North Yorkshire, England, UK; on the R Ribble in the heart of the Craven district; tourist centre for the limestone country of N Pennines and gateway to the Three Peaks of Penyghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough; railway; famous Settle to Carlisle railway, constructed 1869–76; birthplace of George Birkbeck, Thomas Nuttall, and brothers Richard and Theophylact Bache; textiles.

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