Aireborough Historical Society

Yeadon Station



Title
Yeadon Station
Date As Shown
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
R192
Comment
1906 - 1969 - 2013: The photo on the left was taken in 1906 and shows the station and signal box.
The line was opened by the Midland Railway Co. in 1894, the 1st freight service ran on 26th February 1894.
The line was opened to service all the mills along the route with coal and also supply the Yeadon & Guiseley Gas Co., they collected their fuel by horse and cart to transport to the nearby gas works on New Road Side.
      During the Yeadon Feast Week special passenger trains known locally as "ghost trains" were run to take the workers for a day at the sea-side, the 1st was in 1905.
Due to falling demand the station closed in 1966.
The middle view looks up Henshaw Lane and shows the railway bridge being demolished, the contactors were Jennings of Pudsey, with the bridge gone double decker buses were able to run on Henshaw Lane. 
The buttresses on each side of the lane still remain, the track bed is now a green way or nature trail.
PU092A

PU092 1966                          Yeadon Station

A steam locomotive on the tracks and the boarded up station building prior to demoltion.

Donated by Barbara Winfield

PU092B
PU092C
PU092D
D945

1948: Setting off on holiday to Blackpool, travelling on a "ghost train " from Yeadon Station on Henshaw Lane.

This was a goods line but occasionally during the feast weeks when all the mills closed special passenger trains would run from Yeadon.

Donated by George Girt




 

JUB29
JUB29
Double deck buses began operating under the railway bridge in 1959 : Ledgard on their Horsforth to Otley routes and West Yorkshire on route 50 (Bradford to Otley). Prior to this, double deckers had passed under the bridge only on Yeadon Air Display days in the early 1950s.
25 September 2016
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