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 lines and stations such as Otley, Ripon, Market Weighton.
Railway Map of 1900.
Interesting to see how many more stations there were. Even on existing lines, many stations have been closed down for example, Manningham – near Bradford, Esholt, Kildwick and Cross Hills. This really was the generation when train travel was the main form of transport.
Source: Lost Railways West Yorks – for more fascinating maps of Yorkshire.
Some lines have been maintained by enthusiasts. These include the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Embsay to Bolton Abbey and parts of the North York Moor railways.
North York Moors Railway Map
Photo: Mat Overton, 2006 CC BY 2.5
Modern Railway map of Yorkshire