1: A horse drawn wagon is outside the station, several local companies ran a service to convey passengers from the station to local towns and villages and vice versa.
A Midland Railway poster advertises trains to Leeds and Bradford.
2: 3: & 4: *This could be my fault, the descriptions dont really fit and that could be a techincal error on my part when re-typing the original.
I hope you can get something from this.
Maybe a train enthusiast can help me out here.
Images donated by Martin Bairstow, description is by Martin,
"I always put "fast" and "slow" in inverted commas because on this line they had nothing to do with speed.
If "fast" meant anything it was direct from Leeds to Bradford for which purpose "fast" lines passed over the "slow" between Armley and Kirkstall.
The route from Leeds to Shipley was quadrupled in stages around the turn of the Century and reduced back to double track in 1967.
The surviving lines are "slow", the original lines vary.
In Apperley Bridge Station the "slow" were original .
Across Apperley Viaduct and through the Thackley tunnel the "fast" were original so the surviving lines on that stretch are the additions of 1898 - 1901, not the originals of 1846.
Attached 1 Apperley Bridge platform 1 down "fast" line May 1958. Canopies have just been demolished along with cover on staircase
Copyright J C W Halliday
Jubilee hauled express passing Apperley Bridge on up "slow" line (platform 4) pre 1958. Canopies and covered staircase still in place.
Exterior view post 1901. Main building surmounting original, now "slow" lines. Immediately beyond, covered way spanning recently built "fast" lines and new platform, beyond that Queens Hotel.
*Which makes the description of image A311 wrong as the Queens Hotel is a pre 1898 station, the Queens Hotel would have fallen into a big hole when the cutting was widened in 1898 - 1901 to accommodate additional tracks and platforms. The small building on the near side of the station was in latter years a coal office and may have been such at the time the photo was taken, it is not part of the station.*
5: 2015: Surrounding area of the new Apperley Bridge railway station.