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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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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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Looking up the line with the signal box on the left and the station building on the right.

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The main station building on the 'down' Leeds platform. The building is three storeys high and the Booking Office was on the ground floor. Passengers for the 'up' platform had to go upstairs to the second floor and then across a walkway under the…

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On the left workmen are repairing the viaduct fence. The platforms not only ran along the viaduct but also extended over the sides, supported by massive iron brackets, hence the reason for fencing instead of the usual stone parapet.

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Long lost scene. Far left the Crow Nest Gas Works, to the right semaphore signals and water turret, towards the centre the long demolished Victoria Mill and to its left the apex of the station warehouse demolished in 1969. Part of the Hebden Bridge…

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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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A westbound train, headed by an Aspinall 4-4-2, departing from Mytholmroyd Station pre-First World War. It is running on the 'slow' lines which would have been unusual for an express train, possibly due to the 'fast' line being recently…

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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 6689 - From the 'Down' platform looking across to the 'up' platform. The signal box and the platform buildings seen here have been demolished. Passenger facilities are reduced to not very satisfactory shelters given the exposed position of the…

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LYRS 6682 - Looking from the 'up' Manchester Platform across to the 'down' Leeds Platform. The buildings on the 'up' platform have been demolished and those on the 'down' platform not in use for rail users; on both platforms there are now not very…

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LYRS 2795 - This was the third station on the site and dates from 1881. Seen here in about 1910 looking west with Dobroyd Castle on the hillside. On the right the ‘down’ side warehouse and the carriages in the left hand bay would have formed a…

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LYRS 2954 - Postcard view of the station, level crossing and signal box.

The station opened in 1849 and closed to passengers in 1958 and to goods in 1963. The road name, Station Approach, is the only indicator to its once existence but the level…

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LYRS 2953 - General view of the station building, level crossing and signal box looking north west towards Burnley.

The station opened in 1849 and closed to passengers in 1958 and to goods in 1963. The road name, Station Approach, is the only…

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LYRS6018. A confusing photo! The tracks in the centre curving off to the right form the Stansfield or Todmorden Curve heading to Stansfield Hall Junction on the 'Copy Pit' line to Burnley. The line in the foreground is the spur from Hall Royd…

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LYRS 2680 - 1880s. Station staff and maintenance ganger's at the station. The station half way between Hebden Bridge and Todmorden was opened by the Manchester & Leeds Railway in December 1840. The valley is so narrow that the track had to be built…

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LYRS 2709 - General view of 'Up' platform looking east in 1976. The semaphore signals gantry visible beyond the end of the platform. Although a b&w photo the signage does not appear to be in BR's North Eastern Regions colours of white on tangerine as…

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LYRS 8556 - The West Signal Box and 'up' platform looking west. All the buildings seen here, the sidings and the signal are all now long gone. Both platforms are now provided with bus-stop shelters.

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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 6061 - 1963. Buildings on Down side looking eastwards towards the sorting sidings beyond the signal box. The sidings and box have gone and the station has been unstaffed since 1985 and the unusual three storey Grade II listed station building…

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LYRS 4577 - 1964. General view of the platforms, buildings and canopy looking west. The buildings on the left have all now been demolished as have the signals in the distance and the siding on the right. The station has been unstaffed since 1985.

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LYRS 2768 - General view of the platforms looking in the Sowerby direction. The Signal Box near the Sorting Sidings just visible in the mist. The platforms not only straddled the viaduct but overhang it supported by massive brackets.
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