RailPictures.Net Photo: 6233 London Midland & Scottish Railway Steam 4-6-2 at Horbury, nr.Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom by Steve Armitage
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London Midland & Scottish Railway (more..)
Steam 4-6-2 (more..)
Addingford Cutting (more..)
Horbury, nr.Wakefield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (more..)
August 21, 2009
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
6233 (more..)
Scarborough Flyer (more..)
Steve Armitage (more..)
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The eastbound 'Scarborough Flyer' passes through the impressive Addingford cutting near Horbury. Once a tunnel, it was opened up early in the 20th century to allow four track running. The brick arch bridge that carries Addingford Lane can be seen in the distance. Here I spent countless hours in my youth watching the seemingly endless procession of westbound coal trains and returning empties. Left of that bridge, the line (still in situ - just) once diverged to Barnsley and an adjacent industrial railway ran just under a mile to Hartley Bank Colliery. This was plied by a trio of 0-6-0 tanks hauling ancient wooden-bodied wagons built at the local works of Charles Roberts & Co. As a footnote, the famous hymn 'Onward Christian Soldiers' was composed to encourage believers to climb the steep road hill that runs parallel to the railway behind the rock wall on the right.
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