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chemimike
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Postby chemimike » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 4:00 pm

A nrw network rail archive has gone online -very sparse at the moment- nothing for leeds as yet , but potentially could have a lot of interesting stuff in the future
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/VirtualArchive/Explore/?category=30064771773
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Postby Jogon » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 5:45 pm

Sounds promising.
Apart from data etc they've some beautiful images (enc'd?) or is that another arm of..
The Trams of Leeds video/cd is a gem for scene spotting forget who supplied the archive footage WYPTA?        
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 5:49 pm

My flickr pictures are here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/phill_dvsn/

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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 6:02 pm

Shows the kings mill goit really well on those plans.

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Postby Jogon » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 6:09 pm

quality is stunning even on my pongo machine
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Postby BIG N » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 6:19 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Here's a section on Leeds
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/VirtualArchive/leeds-station/


And one of the first photos / plans you come across when clicking on this link has a brilliant blueprint of what was in the arches under the station and also the basement plan of the queens hotel - very interesting.
Also - image No 6 shows a plan for the enterance and concourse etc from New Station St and shows a slightly different layout to how we know it, with what appears to be planned ramps into a car park, the steps down to Bishopgate St being outside the main concourse doors as opposed to under the circular taxi office, which also doesn't exist in this plan. finally the subway steps are shown as they were but there is a seperate staircase shown leading down to the gents - interesting indeed.    
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Postby jim » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 7:10 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Here's a section on Leeds
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/VirtualArchive/leeds-station/


Great find Phill! I spent hours trying to locate a plan of the arches when researching for the "Leeds Railway Station's Lost World" thread, and here two appear by magic. Several questions can now be answered. In particular,I now know exactly how many arches the river entered to the north of the station, and just how there were only four arches where it leaves again to the south.

The second of the images shown shows the situation between 1874 and 1891. the third image shows that between 1869 and 1874 - these dates are apparent by the southern limit of the station boundary, which extended further south in 1874 and again in 1891.

As Big N points out the sixth image must be a proposed plan for the 1965 station rebuild, later discarded in favour of what eventually transpired. The booking office has never been in the position shown, more or less where Boots pharmacy is now, and the ticket barrier area is shown centrally situated in the west side wall of the concourse, unlike what we now see.

I shall certainly be returning to these views several times.

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Postby chameleon » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 7:46 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Here's a section on Leeds
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/VirtualArchive/leeds-station/


Good'un mate (Phil & Chemi)Regular Smiley    

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Postby Chiron » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 8:24 pm

chameleon wrote:
Phill_dvsn wrote:
Here's a section on Leeds
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/VirtualArchive/leeds-station/


Good'un mate (PHil & Chemi)Regular Smiley

Excellent site!

I used Central Station quite a lot before it closed. Anyone aware of any photographs of the station?    
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Postby Jogon » Tue 28 Feb, 2012 9:11 pm

Where is that Kings Mill goit these days ie outflow etc?
I've a map of Leeds c.1500 showing
High dam
Bondman dam
A manorial corn mill (near Scarboro taps?)
and 2 fulling mills either side of leeds bridge
Are these still there under the water?

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