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Ruswarp Statue, Garsdale Station
The bronze statue of Ruswarp stands by the southbound platform of Garsdale Station. Ruswarp was Border Collie dog who belonged to Graham Nuttall, who played a prominent role in the campaign to save the Settle and Carlisle Railway from closure. Ruswarp famously signed the petition to save the line with a paw-print! Sadly Nuttall disappeared while walking in the Welsh Mountains in January 1990. His body wasn't found until April and Ruswarp had stood guard over his owner's body for 11 weeks, and died shortly after attending the funeral. The sculpture, by Joel Walker, was unveiled on the 11th of April 2009.
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