Some old bus stations in the centre of Leeds.

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Postby Patexpat » Thu 08 Sep, 2011 6:56 am

Thanks Blakey - I was about 7 at the time I guess so I think I did well to remember it at all :-) ... it's amazing what memories one can dig out when prompted by a SL thread!
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Postby jim » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 3:11 pm

That would have been the access road to the rail-level floor of the LNWR/L&YR goods shed - that in fact was the one that the wagon hoists served.
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Postby BLAKEY » Fri 09 Sep, 2011 11:46 pm

jim wrote:
That would have been the access road to the rail-level floor of the LNWR/L&YR goods shed - that in fact was the one that the wagon hoists served.


That's most interesting Jim, and figures now - so was there a rail bridge across Northern Street then ? - I suppose there must have been as the remaining wagon hoist is west of that thoroughfare.
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Postby jim » Sat 10 Sep, 2011 12:23 am

There must have been indeed Blakey - although I did not make a conscious note of it at the top of the ramp at the time. The warehouse itself ran from Nothern Street westwards.

If I recall correctly the first section contained bonded areas, and several floors of general storage warehousing. There were no arches beneath this section. The section further west comprised of two platforms and four tracks, with wagon turntables immediately outside, to provide access to the wagon hoists. Beneath this section were a whole series of supporting arches, with through tracks off more wagon tables from the lower yard at ground level.

The ramp which you mentioned also provided on its south side access to a parcels and small general goods facility at the side of the Leeds Central passenger station. The building to the north of the ramp fronting onto Wellington Street was in part a railway company canteen. Similar provision could be found all over the railway system, and food and tea (of course) could be had at very low prices. Unfortunately this particular establishment had a very poor reputation for the quality of its fare.        

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Postby chameleon » Sat 10 Sep, 2011 11:58 am

jim wrote:
There must have been indeed Blakey - although I did not make a conscious note of it at the time. The warehouse itself ran from Nothern Street westwards.

If I recall correctly the first section contained bonded areas, and several floors of general storage warehousing. There were no arches beneath this section. The section further west comprised of two platforms and four tracks, with wagon turntables immediately outside, to provide access to the wagon hoists. Beneath this section were a whole series of supporting arches, with through tracks off more wagon tables from the lower yard at ground level.

The ramp which you mentioned also provided on its south side access to a parcels and small general goods facility at the side of the Leeds Central passenger station. The building to the north of the ramp fronting onto Wellington Street was in part a railway company canteen. Similar provision could be found all over the railway system, and food and tea (of course) could be had at very low prices. Unfortunately this particular establishment had a very poor reputation for the quality of its fare.    


Yes Jim, Godfrey's 1908 map (posted in other threads0 shows Northern Street seemingly ending abruptly where it encounters the boundary of Cental Station. Although no bridge is depicted as such, it is clear that the footway must continue under the station to meet Wellington Road, ery much as it does today.

I remember the old parcels office, more than once having to retrieve purchases from there, and then realising the complexities of gettin home on the bus with said parcels!
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Postby BLAKEY » Sun 11 Sep, 2011 12:31 am

jim wrote:

The building to the north of the ramp fronting onto Wellington Street was in part a railway company canteen. Similar provision could be found all over the railway system, and food and tea (of course) could be had at very low prices. Unfortunately this particular establishment had a very poor reputation for the quality of its fare.    

My dad worked in the Aire Street offices as a claims representative and several times when I was a small lad I was taken in that Wellington Street canteen - it seemed magic to a sheltered young 'un from Ilkley.
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Postby BIG N » Wed 14 Sep, 2011 3:30 am

BLAKEY wrote:
so was there a rail bridge across Northern Street then ? - I suppose there must have been as the remaining wagon hoist is west of that thoroughfare.


There was a map on this site a while ago depicting the old Central Station and Wellington St goods depot that clearly showed Northern St as a road under bridge, i would imagine thats the reason Northern St dips quite visibly between Wellington St and Whitehall Rd.
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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 14 Sep, 2011 9:29 am

[quotenick="BIG N] There was a map on this site a while ago depicting the old Central Station and Wellington St goods depot that clearly showed Northern St as a road under bridge, i would imagine thats the reason Northern St dips quite visibly between Wellington St and Whitehall Rd.

Ah yes, that brings it all back now - while I'd forgotten about the bridge lately the dip refreshes the old scene - many thanks.
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Postby majorhoundii » Sun 10 Mar, 2013 10:05 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Here's a West Riding bus pulling out of the small bus station on New York Street.
http://www.old-bus-photos.co.uk/wp-content/themes/Old-Bus-Photos/galleries/wulfrunian/images/Wulfrunian%20WHL%20968%20in%20Leeds_lr.jpg

This is one of the ill fated Wulfrunians - painted red. I bought a book at the Heath Common bus event last year called "The Red Buses" which has good pictures of the AEC central entrance red buses that replaced the West Riding trams on the route to Leeds. Apparently for some reason not one of these unique buses has been preserved, which is a shame.

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