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The station on the 'Copy Pit Line' from Todmorden to Burnley opened in 1878 some 30 years after the line and the station closed in 1938.

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The station was opened at the same time as the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway's line between Todmorden and Burnley in 1849. It was closed in 1930.

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The bridge, seen here looking SE in the Todmorden direction, is about quarter of a mile up from the former Portsmouth station and carries a lane from the A646 up to a farm. The loop line on the left has now been lifted.

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The small colliery at the summit of the steeply graded Todmorden-Burnley line after which it is named. Seen here looking SE towards Todmorden the main road, now the A646, is the other side of the wall centre left. The bridge on the right carried a…

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The small colliery at the summit of the Todmorden-Burnley line after which it is named. The steeply graded line was opened by the Lancashire Railway in 1849. Seen here looking NW towards Burnley. On the right people are walking on the…

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The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 'Copy Pit' Line between Todmorden and Burnley passing Wilson’s ‘bobbin mill'.

"Wilson's Bobbin Mill once dominated the village of Cornholme. The vast four-storey building, with its eye-catching clock bridge…

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Accident at Stansfield Hall on 5th December 1904. Wagons on a heavy goods train broke loose coming down from Copy Pit to Portsmouth and the train divided into two parts. When the engines stopped at Stansfield Hall signals the detached wagons…

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The Stansfield or Todmorden Curve going off centre left after the signal box at the end of the viaduct, with the coal drops in front of the box. The curve provided a connection from Todmorden Station onto the 'Copy Pit' line to Burnley and the North…

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1904/05 and a busy industrial scene, looking east towards Todmorden. To the right can be seen a section of the long, low viaduct, and further in the distance the bow string bridge with its castellated abutments. In the centre foreground is the…

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Eastwood Station looking east. The station opened at the same time as the line between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge in October 1840 but closed to passengers in 1951, although coal continued to be delivered for some time after. The station was…

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Looking towards Hebden Bridge with far left the cobbled double side sloping track up to the station. The track is still there but the station closed to passengers in 1951.

The street facing you is Valley Street. In front is James (Jimmy) Mitchell's…

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Looking towards Hebden Bridge with the tall chimney of Calderside Mill and barely visible below it the road passing under Whiteley Arches. A railway signal can just be seen below the top row of houses.

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Behind the viaduct is Calderside Mill built in the 1820s by John Whiteley, after whom the viaduct came to be named. Reputedly it had the tallest chimney in the valley.

The bridge over the canal was a very early skew bridge and also one of the very…

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The brick 'Great Wall' supported the sidings and goods yard to the west of the station above the canal.


It is generally accepted that around 4 million bricks were used to construct the revetment known as the Great Wall of Todmorden. However,…

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A rambling viaduct of 17 stone spans of 35ft and 1 of 60ft plus the iron span bridge over the Rochdale Canal, much plainer than its more famous neighbour to the east of the viaduct.

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21 June 1912. 'The Manchester to Leeds express literally burst the rails asunder' on the already notorious Charlestown Curve between Todmorden and Hebden Bridge killing four passengers and injuring many more. Seen here the derailed Aspinall 2-4-2T…

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A west bound goods train approaching Walsden Station. The station opened in 1845 and closed in 1961.
A new station with ‘bus stop’ style shelters was opened in 1990 but slightly to the east of the footbridge seen here to the right.

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1960. Rear of the 'up' Manchester Platform across the viaduct. The platforms not only extended across the viaduct but overhung it supported by massive brackets as seen here. This was not without incident and on more than one occasion flags and and…
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