SE4225 : Castleford station, 1993

taken 29 years ago, near to Castleford, Wakefield, Great Britain

Castleford station, 1993
Castleford station, 1993
View eastward, towards Burton Salmon, Selby and York, also Garforth: ex-NER York/Selby - Normanton/Wakefield/Leeds main lines, junction of lines to Garforth via Kippax, to Methley (Joint) and to Pontefract Monkhill. It was named 'Castleford LNE' until 15/9/52, then 'Castleford Central' until 20/2/69. Passenger services on the line to Garforth ceased from 22/1/51; those on the loop to Pontefract (Cutsyke) had ceased from 1/11/26, but were restored from 5/5/58, ceased again 2/11/64 when the Methley Joint line was closed and were restored again from 2/1/67 for the new DMU services Leeds - Wakefield Westgate - Goole and Leeds - Wakefield Kirkgate - Sheffield services, which both reverse at Castleford. Direct services on the main ex-NER line to Wakefield Kirkgate ceased from 15/9/58 and those to Burton Salmon etc. from 5/1/70, making this station a terminus - for passenger services. Several lines through Castleford Central remained open for goods for much longer, at least as long as the coal traffic survived. (See several other images of Castleford station). [Open to correction?]
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Monday, 30 August, 1993   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 12 February, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 426 255 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.4768N 1:21.2696W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 426 255
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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