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Clayton West Branch
1879 - 1983
Lancashire & Yorkshire railway
Contributors:   Reproduction prohibited / Bill Harland / Charles Boylan / Mark Pennington / Lost Railways
The Route
From Clayton West junction, east of Shepley, on the Huddersfield to Penistone line,
to Clayton West (terminated), Via Skelmanthorpe.

Length
3 1/4 miles single track.

Original Company
Opened by the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway company.

Opening
29th July 1879.

Closures
Passengers - 24th January 1983.
Freight - September 1970.
Railway Ramblers gazetteer
See also the Railway Ramblers gazetteer -  Kirklees : L&Y Clayton West junction to Clayton West.
Kirklees Light Railway Website
See also the Kirklees Light Railway website - Kirklees Light Railway
Clayton West Junction (07-03-81) : Mark Pennington
Passing the token, Clayton West Junction 07/03/1981 (I particularly like this one, was only 13 when I thought to take it.)

Clayton West station
Opened 01.10.1879.  Closed 24-01-1983.
Clayton West  (07-03-81) : Mark Pennington
Clayton West 07/03/1981.
Clayton West (c1980) : Bill Harland
I took these on a Day Rover trip when I knew that it was possible the Clayton West branch might close.
I just wish digital cameras had been invented earlier, what a wealth of pictures we would have now.
Clayton West (09-75) : Charles Boylan
Clayton West station taken in September 1975.
Clayton West (09-75) : Charles Boylan
Clayton West station taken in September 1975.
Clayton West Park Mill colliery (c1980) : Bill Harland

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