Huddersfield to Penistone (The Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway)
1850 - Present
Lancashire & Yorkshire railway
Reproduction prohibited / Mark Pennington /
From Springwood junction on the
Heaton Lodge to Stalybridge
line, to Penistone,
on the Manchester
to Sheffield Woodhead line,
Berry Brow, Honley, Brockholes,
Stocksmoor, Shepley & Denby Dale.
Opened by the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway company.
1st July 1850.
Penistone Line Partnership website -
The Penistone Line Partnership is a
voluntary organisation which supports and promotes community
involvement along the Huddersfield to Sheffield railway line. Many
events are run during the year including music trains and guided
walks from Penistone Line Stations.
Spring Wood Junction
Class 47 Passenger (c1980) : David
47 hauled passenger on its way to Liverpool Lime Street, emerges
from the Second Huddersfield tunnel opened on 10th October 1886
during track widening & is about to enter Gledholt
Between 1881 & 1883 during track widening, the
recovered stone from the cutting (between the two
tunnels) was used to increase the width of the Huddersfield
The tracks veering off to the right are the L&Y Penistone
line.The old building top right is my old school at Spring Grove.
The footbridge I'm standing on was not completed until 1858 after
disputes with the railway company going back to 1848.
& cutting through Springwood interrupted an ancient right of way from the
top of the town to Paddock Foot.
The railway company was required
to have the footpath made passable & to put up & maintain
lights near to the rubbish & holes they had made.
We used to
call this place the Monkeys Neck. Don't know why.
viaduct (07-03-81) : Mark Pennington
Class 141 at Paddock, 16/04/1990.
station subway (07-04-07) : David Webdale
The disused subway leading to the disused platform,
see next photo.
station platform (07-04-07) : David Webdale
The disused platform, originally for trains to
The 200 yard Yew Tree tunnel in the distance.
L&Y boundary stone (07-04-07) :
Found by accident close to the station at the top of