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Clearing the wreckage following the rail disaster on 21 June 1912 on the notorious Charlestown Curve between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden in which four people died. For further information: http://www.hebdenbridgehistory.org.uk/charlestown/events.html

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21 June 1912. 'The Manchester to Leeds express literally burst the rails asunder' on the already notorious Charlestown Curve between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden killing four people. Postcard.

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c.1960. The station platforms not only straddled the viaduct but also overhung it supported by massive brackets seen here looking towards Burnley Road. Both vehicles have Halifax registration plates.

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The station looking east in L&YR days. The canopies have all now gone along with the platform building on the left and the goods siding which is now the station car park.

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The 13 stone arch Lydgate, or Nott Wood Viaduct on the 1849 Todmorden to Burnley 'Copy Pit' line.

The viaduct towers over the village, once a bustling, densely-populated area centred around the cotton mills at Robinwood and Lineholme. Old code No.…

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Looking up towards the station. The large station warehouse is still there at the top but Local Authority housing not yet built on the land between Palace House Road and the line.

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1920s or '30s. By this time carting had been contracted out by the LMS and here to Robertshaw Bros. A mixture of vehicles and registration plates; with the exception of the second from the right which is a Huddersfield number the rest are all…

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The derelict station building after closure in 1951. Now demolished although the rear wall built into the hillside remains as does the level crossing.

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ALC00431. Date unknown but the land in the foreground not yet levelled for the construction of the railway siding in 1919. Centre right

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"This photo was taken from the South hillside with Woodland view in the foreground. Beyond the railway line Knott Hall is on the left, Old Charlestown and Stoney Lane are in the centre with Turret Royd just above. Turret Hall (Wood farm) can be seen…

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1933. The bowstring bridge over the Rochdale Canal; when built in 1840 by the Manchester and Leeds Railway it was one of the first such in the country. It was replaced in 1939 with the metal trough bridge we see today. To the left Canalside Mill…

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The steel bow string bridge was designed by George Stephenson and was one of the earliest of its type. He was employed by Manchester & Leeds Railway when the line was built in the late 1830's. The line was opened in October 1840 except for the…

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Bottom centre the passenger station and to its left the large railway warehouse and goods sidings. Above them can be seen Riverside School, originally Hebden Bridge Grammar School which opened 1909. At the top of Station Road by Princes Bridge is…

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View across the railway station to the town. The passenger station, re-built 1891/2, wedged between Victoria Mill to its right and the large railway warehouse to the left and beyond it Crossley Mill. Bottom right the Crow Nest Works of the joint…

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An open top tram on Burnley Road looking up Station Road to the large station warehouse, early 20th century. The Halifax Corporation trams reached Hebden Bridge in November 1901. This postcard may have been taken to commemorate the inaugural run.

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An open top tram on Burnley Road looking up Station Road to the large station warehouse, early 20th century. The Halifax Corporation trams reached Hebden Bridge in November 1901.

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LYRS2741. The Spen Valley Line connecting Mirfield on the Calder Valley Main Line with Low Moor opened in July 1848 and the line between Low Moor and Bradford opened in May 1850. The first station here opened at the same time as the line and was…

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LYRS2740. The Spen Valley Line connecting Mirfield on the Calder Valley Main Line with Low Moor opened in July 1848 and the line between Low Moor and Bradford opened in May 1850. The first station seen here looking towards Low Moor opened at the same…

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LYRS 2724 - The Spen Valley Line connecting Mirfield on the Calder Valley Main Line with Low Moor opened in July 1848 and the line between Low Moor and Bradford opened in May 1850. The 1848 station seen here looking towards Mirfield was replaced by…

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LYRS2682. The first station at Elland on the Manchester & Leeds Railway opened in March 1841 close to the tunnel east portal but was replaced in 1865 by the one seen here. A third island platform station was built in 1894. The station and goods yard…

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LYRS 4508 - The magnificent station building, now Grade I Listed. John Betjeman described the imposing frontage as 'the most splendid in England' and Nikolaus Pevsner considered it to be one of the best stations in the country. Its grandeur owes much…
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