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Leeds to Bradford (GNR)
1854 - Present
Great Northern Railway
Contributors:  © Reproduction prohibited / Malcolm Mallison / Dave Walbank / Ian Jenkins / Dennis Sefton
                            Andrew Wilson / Rita Bostock /  Michael Kaye / Paul Corrie / David Webdale
The Route
From Leeds Central station to Bradford Adolphus Street,
via Armley & Wortley, Bramley, Stanningley & Laisterdyke,

Length
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Original Company
Opened by the Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway.
Taken over by the GNR in 1865.

Opening
Throughout 01-08-1854.

Adolphus Street closures
Passengers - 1867.
Freight - 1972.

6   Laisterdyke
8   Stanningley
11 Bramley
12 Armley & Wortley
 

Trains Illustrated 1957 (A Selection of pages from Trains Illustrated)
See also Leeds Bradford

Trains Illustrated 1957 : Simon Edgerton
The History of Railways between Leeds & Bradford
Rail tour of the West Ridin
g 1 to 4
Trains Illustrated 1957 : Simon Edgerton
The History of Railways between Leeds & Bradford
Rail tour of the West Riding 5 to 8
Trains Illustrated 1957 : Simon Edgerton
The History of Railways between Leeds & Bradford
Rail tour of the West Riding 9 to 13

Leeds west map
Leeds west map : David Webdale       See also Leeds west
GNR Leeds Central station, Holbeck & Wortley.

Leeds Joint Central station & goods depot
Opened 1884. Closed 1967.
Leeds Central (n.d) : Dave Walbank   see Leeds West
Leeds Central station
Leeds Central (n.d) : Dave Walbank
Leeds Central station before demolition.

Holbeck high level station   see Leeds West
Holbeck high level station (23-10-06) :
Phill Davison   Website - http://www.flckr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/   
This is the only remains of the much photographed Holbeck high level station.
Holbeck high level station (23-10-06) : Phill Davison
The view from Whitehall jnct looking over the removed bridge section towards Leeds.
Iím stood on the exact spot where platform 1 of Holbeck high level was.

Armley & Wortley
Station map (1850) : Malcolm Mallison
Plans of station taken from 1850 6 inch to the mile map.


Laisterdyke & Cutlers Junction
A closer view showing Bramley Stanningley, Laisterdyke & all the junctions around Tyersal. Laisterdyke east junction (situated immediately to the east of Laisterdyke)
is not labelled on the map.

The Pudsey loop is also shown  See GNR Pudsey Loop






 

Bramley station  
See also Pudsey Loop
Station map (1850) : Malcolm Mallison
Plans of station taken from 1850 6 inch to the mile map.
Bramley station (nd) : Ian Jenkins
Bramley railway station.
Bramley station (nd) : Ian Jenkins
Bramley railway station.

Stanningley Station  
See also Pudsey Loop
Opened 01-08-1854. Closed 01-01-1968.
Stanningley station Aerial (nd) : Ian Jenkins
Stanningley Railway Station.
Stanningley station map (1850) : Malcolm Mallison
Plans of station taken from 1850 6 inch to the mile map.
Stanningley station map (1890) : Malcolm Mallison
6 inch maps from the 1890 survey.
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
The goods shed at Stanningley station survives almost intact in a buildersí merchant. My thanks to the staff at Gibbs & Dandy for their permission and assistance. Here is a general view (partly obstructed by Transit) showing stone setts in yard.
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
Western end. Left hand door appears to be only major component missing.
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
Canopy on north side
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
All side loading doors are in place, but only one isnít obscured by racking.
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
Eastern end. See what I mean about racking.
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
Interior view, showing roof timbers.
Stanningley station Goods shed (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
Short section of rail still visible in yard.
Stanningley station subway (25-09-12) : Malcolm Mallison
Remains of pedestrian tunnel almost buried in undergrowth behind public car park.
Stanningley station subway (25-11-14) : Rita Bostock
Stanningley station entrance & subway off the B6157 Bradford road.
Stanningley station subway (25-11-14) : Rita Bostock
Close up of the half buried subway entrance.
Stanningley station entrance (25-11-14) : Rita Bostock
Stanningley entrance & subway off the B6157 Bradford road.
Stanningley station entrance (25-11-14) : Rita Bostock
Stanningley station entrance & subway.

Laisterdyke Station
Opened 20.8.1856  Closed 04-07-1966
Laisterdyke station map (1850) : Malcolm Mallison
Plans of station taken from 1850 6 inch to the mile map.     See also Laisterdyke Shipley   &   Ardsley - Laisterdyke
Laisterdyke station map (1890) : Malcolm Mallison
6 inch maps from the 1890 survey.
Laisterdyke Station (c1960) : Dennis Sefton
Facing west towards Bradford.
Laisterdyke East Junction (c1960) : Dennis Sefton
The train on the left is taking the line to Cutlers junction. The tracks on the right lead off to Quarry Gap junction & Leeds, via Pudsey & Stanningley.
Laisterdyke (01-08-1986) : C/O Michael Kaye with permission from Paul Corrie
47513 at Laisterdyke 1 August 1986.
Laisterdyke station (nd) : Malcolm Mallison
Site of station from road bridges. Not a solitary remnant of the station can be seen.
Laisterdyke station (nd) : Malcolm Mallison
Station House on New Lane, now rather marooned in post-industrial desert.
Note : Nicholas Kaye  The old station house that overlooked the station has now been demolished and modern houses built on the land.
There is now nothing left of what was a grand and busy station.
Laisterdyke station (nd) : Malcolm Mallison
Presumed entrance on Laisterdyke.
Dick Lane (nd) : Malcolm Mallison
Parapet of bridge crossing Dick Lane. West side of road newly built on. Cutting on east side silted up and overgrown.

Adolphus Street Terminal
   See also Bradford
Adolphus street terminal, newspaper cutting (1957) : Andrew Wilson
Bradford's other station the Adolphus street terminal. Built for the Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway in 1855. It was taken over by the Great Northern Railway but was too far out of the city centre & closed to passengers in 1867. It still handled goods in this picture from 1957.
Adolphus street terminal (nd) : Malcolm Mallison
Went looking for the remains of Adolphus St station and the goods sidings http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw054318.
This is all I could find on Dryden St. Getting my bearings as best I could and cross referencing with the 1947 1:25000 OS map, this is the north side of the original Adolphus St building.

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