2015

SE1031 : Site of Queensbury station

taken 9 years ago, near to Queensbury, Bradford, England

Site of Queensbury station
Site of Queensbury station
Queensbury was a triangular junction station with lines to Bradford, Keighley and Halifax (including a branch to St Paul's high level station). This is a view from the Keighley branch, sixty years since the station closed in 1955 (although tracks were not lifted until 1966). See also SE1031 : Queensbury station taken in 1987, and LinkExternal link has much more detail on the history of the station.
Great Northern Railway trail

The Great Northern Railway opened its line from Keighley to Queensbury in 1884*, connecting with the Bradford to Holmfield line that had opened in 1878. It closed in May 1955*. Two sections of the route have now been reopened as walking, cycle and bridleways: from Cullingworth to Harecroft in 2005, and from Thornton Road to the site of the former Queensbury station in 2008. Both sections are part of National Cycle Network route 69. Between them is a former tunnel, so it is unlikely they will be connected up along the original route.

* I have seen dates of 1878 and 1853 respectively on other websites but am taking these dates from A Haigh's 1978 book "Railways in West Yorkshire".


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Geographical Context: Railways Derelict, Disused other tags: Site of Former Railway Station National Cycle Network Route 69 Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Queensbury Station [11] · Station with Lines to Bradford [5] · Station Closed [3] ·
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SE1031, 41 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Stephen Craven   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 8 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 17 August, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 105 310 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:46.5570N 1:50.4474W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 105 311
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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