Sunday at Crigglestone Junction in the spring of 1974 with the signalbox switched out and signals cleared for the line towards Horbury Junction. The viaduct in the background over the valley of the Blacker Beck was part of an ambitious scheme by the Midland Railway to allow direct running between Sheffield and Bradford bypassing Leeds, a project which was never completed. The MR managed to construct from Royston Jn. as far as Dewsbury along with a connection to the L&Y main line at Thornhill in 1905/6, but the very expensive section north to Bradford (it would have included a tunnel almost three miles long under Bradford) was never started.
Location: Crigglestone Junction
Photographer: Bill Jamieson
Contact photographer: Bill Jamieson
Image number: 28049Tags: Signalbox