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A passenger service approaching Bradford on the GNR’s Queensbury line with the branch to City Roads Goods which had opened in 1876 joining on the right. Horton Park Station is just visible beyond the last carriage, this had opened in 1880 and was…

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The station seen here with very well maintained gardens was on the NER Castleford to Garforth single track line which opened in 1878 primarily for coal traffic and the Kippax coalfield. The line closed to passengers in 1951 and fully over its whole…

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The reservoir, also known as Ogden Water, has a capacity of 35,000,000 cubic feet of water, and was completed in 1858 to supply fresh water to Halifax. It took four years to build, employed 500 men and supplies Halifax by gravity alone.

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The railway line was used to transport men and materials during the construction of the reservoir, which was opened in October 1907.

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LYRS 2769 - Rear view of the 'up' platform Because the station was built on an embankment the buildings, including signal box, were supported on stilts. The 'up' platform was accessed by a covered walk way from the first floor of the three storey…

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LYRS 1442 - Hughes 0-8-0 Number 1357 heading a goods train between Luddendenfoot and Sowerby Tunnel. To the right of the funnel, St Walburga's Catholic Church on Burnley Road is just visible.

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LYRS 1157 - Aspinall 4-4-2, Highflyer, No 737 heading a Leeds express with bogie stock carriages, as opposed to rigidly-mounted axles, on the embankment between Luddendenfoot and Sowerby Tunnel. Above the smoke the tower of the former…
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