Railway Relics of Yesteryear

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John
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Postby John » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 7:29 pm

Armley & Wortley station, Armley Moor since 1950, was at the end of Station Road, off Armley Town Street. The road is still so named and there is an industrial estate on the site of the station and, more recently, the coal yard. Map attached.There never was a station at Amberley Road Bridge.Simon, what are these "sidings buildings" you mention? The nearest sidings were at Wortley West, a quarter of a mile nearer Leeds. These have been lifted, the former embankment cleared and built on.John.
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John
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Postby John » Sat 30 Jun, 2007 7:32 pm

Armley & Wortley station photo attached. It didn't look terribly different when I used it in the late'50s,John.
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simonm
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Postby simonm » Sun 01 Jul, 2007 11:41 pm

John. I didn't mean to intimate there were sidings there, but yards at the side of the railway. Not sure if they were connected to the railway, but as a kid, walking up Amberly road I allus remember lots of activity up there and my dad used to say the land belonged to the railway. As the house just on the opposite side of the bridge was an old railwaymans house, would that be connected to the activities in the copley hill area? After all, this area is at the end of the Wortley junction??
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brilleaux
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Postby brilleaux » Wed 04 Jul, 2007 11:46 am

Otleybard wrote: Just to complicate things further, the old Armley Moor station on the Leeds-Stanningley-Bradford Exchange line (off Carr Crofts/Tong Road) used to be known as Armley & Wortley. These are most likely access to Copley Hill engine shed

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Postby simonm » Wed 04 Jul, 2007 1:34 pm

John wrote: Armley & Wortley station photo attached. It didn't look terribly different when I used it in the late'50s,John. Was this station behind, what is now, or was Blakey's engineering works?
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brilleaux
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Postby brilleaux » Thu 05 Jul, 2007 11:59 am

simonm wrote: John wrote: Armley & Wortley station photo attached. It didn't look terribly different when I used it in the late'50s,John. Was this station behind, what is now, or was Blakey's engineering works? Yep thats the one
John
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Postby John » Thu 05 Jul, 2007 4:46 pm

Armley Moor station was immediately on the Bradford (west) side of Blakeys. At one time, Blakeys had their own private siding in the factory. As a guide, Station Road is still there and leads to the small industrial estate on the site of the station.To sum up on the station, it was opened as Armley & Wortley on 1st August 1854, renamed Armley Moor in 1950 and closed on the 4th July 1964.I'll supply the goods closure date as soons as I find my copy of Clinker.John.
farbank
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Postby farbank » Thu 05 Jul, 2007 6:05 pm

A question. Did Leeds have the worlds first railway tunnel.? The one I refer to is the tunnel connecting Marsh Ln. with East End Park.I know Marsh Ln. was Leeds first passenger station, because my mate began work as an boy engine cleaner at Neville Hill, when we all left school. And he once said, that one of the old drivers had told him this. Pretty impressive bit of gen if true.!

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Postby Phill_d » Thu 05 Jul, 2007 6:50 pm

Spot on there farbank.. I posted something about it when this site was just starting.. there's a bit here http://www.lner.info/article/selby/selby.shtml
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Postby simonm » Thu 05 Jul, 2007 9:57 pm

Cheers john. If you walk to the end of the old Blakey's complex the path down to the old station is still there, a tad over grown though!! Always wondered what it led to!
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