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Get around Yorkshire with transport old and new

Frizinghall and It’s Mucky Railway Station

Frizinghall is now a suburb of Bradford but boasts it’s own railway station on the Ilkley and Skipton lines. The station strikes me as unique for a suburban station. The west bound platform shown in the photo is well west … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman or Not

Sorry I need to get out and find a photograph of the real thing. Flying Scotsman in Yorkshire A free exhibition until 19th June in The National Railway Museum Gallery. It is focusing on the celebrity of arguably the world’s … Continue reading

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Twirlies on Doncaster & Bradford Trolley Buses

Twirlies you know are the OAP’s and people who stand at bus stops with their free passes and ask ‘are we too early’ because it is not yet 9.30am. So that is how we get our name ‘Twirlies’, it is … Continue reading

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Scenic Railway Journeys Yorkshire

I am sure you never doubted that Yorkshire has some of the most scenic railway settings in Europe. Here is just a selection of some old but still working railways that arrange journeys into a steam driven past. Ribblehead Viaduct … Continue reading

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Wallace Arnold Old Coach Holidays

Do you collect ‘Nobbies’, in the red livery of Norbert Dentressangle or ‘Stobbies’, in the green livery of Eddie Stobart on long road Journeys? It can keep me and children amused for miles and miles spotting and counting the lorries. … Continue reading

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York Railways

By the ntime you see this I will have made another pilgrimage to The Railway Museum – more photos later York Station at dusk. Busy station with GNER and Trans-penine trains Split in lines.

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Leeds Bradford ‘Costa Packet’ Airport

Parking charges and trolley costs rip off LBA travellers to boost private equity Continue reading

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Knaresborough Nidd Viaduct

The present Knaresborough Viaduct was completed in October 1851. The first effort collapsed 3 years earlier. It is 338 ft in length and is 90 ft high. The 4 arches span the River Nidd forming a bridge that is still … Continue reading

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Railway Map of Yorkshire

This is a map of Yorkshire railways was issued by British Rail in 1959. It shows a wonderful network of railways, some of which have sadly been lost. In particular, the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, saw a closure of … Continue reading

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Railway Posters of Yorkshire by Frank Newbould

Frank Newbould was born in Bradford on 24 September 1887. Frank was educated at Bradford College of Art and Camberwell School of Art and worked mostly in London specialising in travel posters and war propaganda. There is a selection of … Continue reading

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