Aireborough Historical Society

Yeadon Station (2)

Yeadon Station Special Train 1953

Title
Yeadon Station Special Train
Date 6th September 1953
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
AA014
Comment
Steam locomotive (N10-6-2T No. 69430) was brought to Yeadon by the Stephenson Locomotive Society, West Yorkshire Rail Tour.
The platform is crowded with trainspotters.

E914

1948: A trip to Blackpool on the "ghost train" from the station off Henshaw Lane, it was a spur goods line and passenger trains only operated occasionally at holiday times.

On the platform are two women wearing turbans, this method of binding a scarf round the head became popular during WW2 when women working in the factories needed to protect their hair safely. A dog is eager to join in the fun!




 

jdathebowler
jdathebowler
The steam engine in the photo(69430) was built 31/03/1907 to an Ivatt GNR design at Doncaster.Its designation was a 0-6-2T.(The T stood for tank)It was shedded at Copley Hill Leeds(37B) 3 years after this photo was taken it was withdrawn from use and cut up for scrap 31/12/1956.
24 March 2014
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