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Cudworth - Wakefield - Leeds
Cudworth (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
A trip taken from the cab of a Class 47 on the route from Cudworth into Wakefield Westgate.
We are on the Down Fast Line and have just come out of Storrs Mill cutting on the approach to Cudworth. c1982.
Cudworth (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
On the approach to Cudworth Station, the signal ahead took you on the ‘Down Slow Line’. c 1982.
Cudworth (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
On the approach to Cudworth Station, the line coming in from the left is from Stairfoot Junc, c1982.
Cudworth (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Cudworth station signal box with the (midland) station to the left. c 1982.
Cudworth (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Just having left Cudworth Station, we are on the approach to Cudworth North. c 1982.
Cudworth (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Cudworth North, the lines on the extreme left were once the main line to Hull on the H&B. On the right on the horizon is Royston coking plant. c1982.
Royston Junction (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Approaching Royston Junction, on the left was at one time Hodroyd & Monkton Sdgs with the signal box of the same name. The train is being stopped and will cross over onto the Down Slow lines, as the railway on the Down Fast at this time was closed due to a land slip. c1982 .
Oakenshaw South (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
We have the No 2: route indicator on the Down Slow Lines at Oakenshaw South.
The No: 1 route indicator would have brought us back onto the Down Fast Line and onto Goose Hill Junc. c1982.
Oakenshaw L&Y Junc (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
We have now turned left at Oakenshaw South and are approaching Oakenshaw L&Y Junc. The railway coming in from the left is from Crofton.
The blue bridge in the middle of the picture, just to the right of that is a type 3, which you’’ see in the next frame. c1982.
Oakenshaw L&Y Junc (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
A type 3 makes it’s way from Calder Bridge Junc to Oakenshaw (L&Y) Junc. the blue bridge on the extreme right once took you into Wakefield Power Station. In between the type 3 and Wakefield Power Station, is Belle Vue Depot which at this time was used for reparing wagons. c 1982.
Belle Vue Depot (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
56 100 passing the site of Belle Vue Depot, the signal with route indicator takes you onto the Cudworth Midland Main Line at Oakenshaw (L&Y) Junc. c1989.
Calder Bridge Junction (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
This is Calder Bridge Junction, the single line on the right was the exit/entrance to Wakefield Belle Vue Depot, we have the signal to go straight on,
with the route indicator, you would turn right and approach Turners Lane Junc part of the triangle. c1982.
Whittams Sidings (c1989) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
56 097 is in Whittams Sidings (Cobra) (the signal box was just to the left), the rough area on the right was once Wakefield Kirkgate’s carriage sidings,
we have the route indicator to put us in platform 3 at Wakefield Kirkgate Station, c1989.
Wakefield Kirkgate Station (c1989) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Wakefield Kirkgate Station looking west, The Class 142 is in Platform 3, the wagons to the left of the photograph are in the Cobra Sdgs. On the right is the remains of the parcels depot. c1989.
Wakefield Kirkgate Station (c1989) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Approach to Wakefield Kirkgate Station we are heading eastwards into Platform 3 (right hand side of photograph) c 1989.
Wakefield Kirkgate Station (c1989) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Wakefield Kirkgate platform 3 looking Eastwards. The class 56 as come the ‘Normanton direction’, to the right is Kirkgate power box
(which it’s self is now closed !) behind the box is the once extensive carriage sdgs. c 1989.
Wakefield Westgate (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Having gone through platform 3 at Wakefield Kirkgate, we are now heading up the single line towards Wakefield Westgate. c 1982.
Wakefield Westgate (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Having come off the single line, we are now on the approach to Wakefield Westgate and as you can see we will enter platform 2 for our journey on towards Leeds.
Ardsley Station (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
We are at Ardsley Station. On the Down Line. c 1982.
Ardsley Station (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
We are on the ‘Up Line’ on the approach to Ardsley Station. The concrete bridge carries the M62, on the left of the bridge is the archway for the Tingley Branch, In case they re open the railway ! c 1982.
Ardsley (c1982) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
Back on the ‘Down Line’ we approach Ardsley Tunnel. c1982.
Leeds Station (c1990) : Michael Kaye, with permission from Phillip Christy
On the approach to Leeds Station what looks to be entering platform 5. The 144 is in Platform 1.
On the extreme right of the photograph is the Parcels Depot known as the PCD which is now the car park !. c1990.

Leeds - Huddersfield - Stalybridge
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Leaving Leeds City station heading west the pictures show ( on the left hand side) the old Leeds motive power area.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
As above and the banner repeater signal leaving Leeds.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Immediately to the left is where the old viaduct line ran.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Turn left to the old Holbeck motive power department.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Left to Holbeck MPD straight on for Whitehall Junction.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Coming through Whitehall Junction.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Coming off Whitehall Junction.
Exiting Leeds City New heading west (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approach towards Holbeck East Junction.
Morley Low (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approach from Leeds to Morley station with the banner signal for ("B1" controlled by Batley signal box).
Morley Low (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Proceeding through Morley station with the view of signal B1.
Morley Low (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Morley tunnel entrance with signal B1.
Morley Tunnel (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Exit from Morley tunnel.
Batley (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading West towards Batley.
Batley (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Batley signal box.
Batley (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Passing Batley automatic signal B3 on the approach to Batley station.
Batley (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Batley Station.
Batley (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Traveling through Batley station.
Dewsbury (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading west, approach to Dewsbury station.
Dewsbury (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Dewsbury station.
Dewsbury (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Dewsbury station.
Dewsbury (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Dewsbury station.
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading west towards Ravensthorpe station via Calder bridge in the rain.
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approach to Ravensthorpe station.
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approach to platform 2 Ravensthorpe station.
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Travelling through Ravensthorpe station.
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The end of Ravensthorpe station controlled by Healey Mills power box.
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Joining the route at the end of Ravensthorpe station. The track from the left comes in from Wakefield Kirkgate via Healey Mills
Ravensthorpe (nd) : Philip Hardaker
As above.
Mirfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading west towards Mirfield station.
Mirfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Mirfield station in sight.
Mirfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Mirfield station west bound platform in the wet.
Heaton Lodge junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Leaving Mirfield on the way to Huddersfield heading towards Heaton Lodge Jct.
Heaton Lodge junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Towards Heaton Lodge Jct.
Heaton Lodge junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
As above.
Heaton Lodge junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The signal for Heaton Lodge Jct in the foreground. Heaton Lodge Jct was originally two tracks some years ago,
it has now been changed to a single line from Huddersfield, the route indicator on the signal has not been removed.
Heaton Lodge junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Passing where the original double tracks exited at Heaton Lodge Jct.
Bradley Junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading towards Huddersfield, the single track from the right takes you down to Halifax.

 
Deighton station (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Passing through Deighton station on a wet day.
Red Doles (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The outer automatic signal for Huddersfield still under Healey Mills power box.
Huddersfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Huddersfield station controlled signal on the outskirts of Huddersfield.
Huddersfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Huddersfield station controlled signal with theatre indicator attached, this advises that the train will be routed into platform one.
Huddersfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approaching platform one at Huddersfield station.
Huddersfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Platform end Huddersfield.
Huddersfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Standing at platform one.
Springwood junction (nd) : Philip Hardaker
In between tunnels at the west end of Huddersfield station, the branch to the left takes you up to Clayton West.
Gledholt (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading west, climbing up the bank towards firstly Milnsbridge & then Marsden.
Marsden (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Heading west up the bank towards Marsden station.
Marsden (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approaching Marsden station, this signal (HU704) controls the main line and loop line.
Marsden (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Approaching the platform end of Marsden Station.
Marsden (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Standedge tunnel ahead, the Marsden loop runs to the left and joins the main line before the tunnel entrance.
Marsden (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Standedge tunnel round the curve,being some 3 miles in length.
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The approach to the Standedge.
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Marsden loop line joins just before the tunnel with the aqueduct flowing over the railway lines.
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The Standedge ahead, top of the bank, the fireman can have a breather as it is now on the level.
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Standedge tunnel built in 1894 and stated to be the fifth longest railway tunnel in Britain at just over three miles in length.
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Into the dark hole in the hillside!
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
A welcome sight the tunnel entrance, not the rain!
Standedge (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Welcome to Lancashire, exiting the Standedge, after being in the pitch black for three miles it is good to get back into the light once again.
Diggle (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Diggle Jct. signal box in sight.
Diggle (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The Diggle Jct. loop.
Diggle (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Passing Diggle Jct. signal box.
Greenfield (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Down the bank heading towards Greenfield.
Greenfield Station (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Passing through Greenfield Station.
Mosley station (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Mosley station ahead.
Stalybridge Tunnel (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Stalybridge Tunnel
Stalybridge station (nd) : Philip Hardaker
A dark day in Stalybridge.

Around Leeds
Leeds City New (03-87) : Michael Kaye  See Leeds West
We are exiting Leeds PCD with 'A' line to the left, on the Gantry
(Right to Left are 'B' 'C' & 'D' Lines, the viaduct line off to left was still in use at this date. March 1987.
Leeds City New (c1985) : Michael Kaye
We are stood on ‘D’ line awaiting exit from Leeds Station, the parcels train is leaving Leeds PCD and is our afternoon Leeds to Bradford Interchange job.
Also you can see the ‘viaduct Line’ which was at that time still well used.
Leeds City New (10-07-86) : Michael Kaye
Entering Leeds on 'C' Line, to the right is the Motive Power area, and in the distance is a Class 45 with Red Bank Parcels, 10th July 1986
Leeds City New (04-04-88) : Michael Kaye
Entering Leeds again on 'C' Line, now the Motive Power Area is gone, note on the left of the picture,
the PCD Pilot, this is now a car park, 4th April 1988.
Holbeck approach (nd) : Michael Kaye
Drivers eye view.
Gelderd Road junction (30-07-86) : Michael Kaye
Geldard Road Junction 30th July 1986, as you can see the points are set for going over Farnley Viaduct. This connection to the Leeds Wakefield line was made around 1967. The red brick building on the left was part of Market Mill (flax).
Farnley viaduct facing east (30-07-86) : Michael Kaye
Photograph was taken on 30th July 1986, we are on the 'Down Line' entering the viaduct from Geldrard Junction, the building on the right is Kays,
Holbeck East Junction (nd) : Michael Kaye
The photograph shows the original Holbeck Junc, the signal Box was on the right with the entrance/exit to Leeds Central.
We are leaving the suburbs of Leeds on the ‘Up Line’ on our way to Wakefield Westgate, the line off to the right is to Bradford Interchange and the line
off to the left is to Huddersfield, the 158 is waiting at the Junction after its trip from Manchester, this line now comes in at the extreme left and no connect
to Huddersfield/Manchester no longer exists. Middle Centre was Copley Hill Depot.
Holbeck East Junction (15-06-86) : Michael Kaye
Holbeck East Junction, during re-modelling, the railway off to left as now been taken out of use. 15th June 1986.
Holbeck East Junction (15-06-86) : Michael Kaye
This is Holbeck East Junction, 15th June 1986, we are entering Whitehall Junction on the 'down' heading towards Leeds,
just to the left of the colour light was Holbeck Low Level Station. Now this piece of railway as been removed.
Marsh Lane (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Travelling towards Leeds through Marsh Lane cutting. see Leeds Selby
Marsh Lane c1980 : Philip Hardaker  See Leeds West
Marsh Lane cutting at sun rise going up to Nevile Hill for rolling stock (another early turn from Holbeck) 1980s.
Marsh Lane (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The end of Marsh Lane cutting with the goods line on the left.
 
Leeds City (nd) : Philip Hardaker
The approach to Leeds station after Marsh Lane.
Leeds City (nd) : Philip Hardaker
Almost into Leeds.
Leeds City (nd) : Philip Hardaker  See Leeds West
Approach to & proceeding towards platform 16 Leeds City Station.

Apperley Junction
Apperley Junction (nd) : Michael Kaye  See Leeds Bradford

Apperley Junction, drivers eye view.
Apperley Junction (1980) : Philip Hardaker
Apperley Junction, drivers eye view.

Ilkley station

Ilkley (nd) : Michael Kaye  See Otley Ilkley
Approach.

Goose Hill junction
Goose Hill Junction (15-03-87) : Michael Kaye   See Leeds Derby
This is Goose Hill Junction taken on the 15th March 1987, we are heading towards Normanton Station which is just through the left hand bridge, the rails coming in from the right are from Cudworth, to the left of the photograph are the slow lines, in which have been just taken out of use.

Castleford Central station
Castleford (nd) : Michael Kaye    See Castleford Garforth
Facing east, approaching Castleford Central from Pontefract. Via the now gone L&Y Cutsyke junction.
The signal box is now all boarded up.

Cutsyke Junction
Cutsyke Junction (27-05-85) : Michael Kaye   see Cutsyke Methley

Cutsyke Junction, 27.5 1985....we are heading towards Pontefract. the line from Methley came in from the right, this is not the original signal box, I believe the original was burnt down prior to 1980, in the distance you can see the loading bunkers from Glasshoughton Collery which now is the site of the Glasshoughton Shopping Mall.....

Olive Mount to Liverpool Lime Street
Olive Mount : Philip Hardaker         See also Liverpool
Olive Mount before electrification.

Edge Hill station
Edge Hill station : Philip Hardaker
Departing Edge hill.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
On the way down to Lime Street.
Lime Street cutting  : Philip Hardaker
Heading down the steep incline towards Lime Street,
notice how this cutting was originally cut from solid rock when the railway was built around the year 1830.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Continuing towards Lime Street station.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Travelling towards Lime Street.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Continued.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Continuing towards Lime Street.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
The signal in the tunnel indicating that our train is routed to platform 4 at Liverpool Lime Street.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Lime Street ahead.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Lime Street approach.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Passing the ground signal which we use to refer to as a dolly!
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Another ground signal (dolly) protecting the points.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Liverpool Lime Street station approach.
Lime Street cutting : Philip Hardaker
Approach to platform 4 Liverpool Lime Street and journey's end.

Liverpool Lime Street
Liverpool Lime Street (c1980) : Philip Hardaker    see Liverpool
Photographed from the footplate whilst dropping down into Lime Street from Edge Hill 1980s.
It always fascinated me how they cut through the solid rock to produce this cutting so when I was on the Liverpool Job I took these shots, I think it was a class 86 that had just been released and it was waiting to back onto the stock that was arriving from Euston.

Settle to Carlisle
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle road going up to Carlisle 1980s taken from the footplate.
 
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle road going up to Carlisle 1980s taken from the footplate.
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle road going up to Carlisle 1980s taken from the footplate.
Ribblehead Viaduct had a double line then!
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle.
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle. The signal box with the two signals was the late Apperley Junction box 1980s. The view is the Carlisle power box and approaching Carlisle from the south.
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle
Settle to Carlisle (c1980) : Philip Hardaker
Various shots on the Settle Carlisle

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