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Photo ID: 394924

I made it! There was just enough time to get from Elland to Sands Lane at Mirfield and get the camera out before 'Scots Guardsman' came purposefully striding around the curve at Hopton. The train ... (more)

Railroad: London Midland & Scottish Railway
Locomotive: LMS Royal Scot class 4-6-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 46115 Scots Guardsman
Train ID: Roses Express
Photo Date: April 11, 2012


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Apr 12, 2012

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Photo ID: 358967

Another of the haunts of my youth was Hopton, just east of Mirfield in the Calder Valley. A lovely reminder of those days was to see a 'Black 5' crossing the River Calder this morning, albeit in l... (more)

Railroad: London Midland & Scottish Railway
Locomotive: LMS Black 5 Class 4-6-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 44871
Train ID: The Cheshireman
Photo Date: April 02, 2011


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Apr 02, 2011

Views: 2,197
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Photo ID: 349165

Such glorious hues. It was minus 8 degrees this evening and even my dog 'Jess' wanted to pack up and go home. Light and conditions like this are rare in West Yorkshire, so Jess just had to shiver ... (more)

Railroad: First Trans Pennine Express
Locomotive: Class 185 DMU
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 185106
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 2010


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Dec 21, 2010

Views: 2,634
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Photo ID: 349154

The few remaining textile mills in the Calder valley have now been converted into smart apartments. By the last rays of a dying sun, Mirfield's Ledgard Bridge Mill stands sentinel over the cheerle... (more)

Railroad: First Trans Pennine Express
Locomotive: Class 185 DMU
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 185147
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: December 21, 2010


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Dec 21, 2010

Views: 2,185
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Photo ID: 296229

Filthy '9F' No.92001 lays down a smokescreen as the wan early morning sun rises to catch another weary westbound freight heading through Mirfield. The textile town of Mirfield was located in what ... (more)

Railroad: British Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 92001
Train ID: Class 9F
Photo Date: December 20, 1966


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Sep 06, 2009

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Photo ID: 295700

Mirfield was a textiles town in an area of the West Riding of Yorkshire known locally as the 'Heavy Woollen' district. The huge size of these mills can be judged by the fine example that forms the... (more)

Railroad: British Railways
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 75018 & 61030
Train ID: Classes 4 & B1
Photo Date: September 06, 1966


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Sep 01, 2009

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Photo ID: 295647

Another train of empty coal trucks are being transported along the Calder valley through Mirfield for refilling from any one of hundreds of West or South Yorkshire collieries. The typically unkemp... (more)

Railroad: British Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 90357
Train ID: Class WD 2-8-0
Photo Date: March 18, 1966


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Aug 31, 2009

Views: 3,846
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Photo ID: 292934

The former Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway bridge spans the River Calder at Mirfield. The 'boom' across the river prevents canal barges (that also use the river here) inadvertently going over the w... (more)

Railroad: Network Rail
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 46201
Train ID: 'Coast to Coast' Express
Photo Date: July 04, 2009


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Aug 04, 2009

Views: 3,137
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Photo ID: 244541

This is the Calder Valley scene of my youth. Another westbound train of coal plods wearily past Mirfield on a bright March day. In the left distance is the long demolished Ravensthorpe power stati... (more)

Railroad: British Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 90351
Train ID: WD Austerity Class
Photo Date: March 18, 1966


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: Jul 29, 2008

Views: 4,012
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Photo ID: 233778

The location is Heaton Lodge Junction just west of Mirfield Motive Power Depot which was on the left just beyond the distant bridge. Yet another filthy '8F' hauls one of the seemingly endless proc... (more)

Railroad: British Railways
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Locomotive #: 48348
Train ID: LMS Class 8F
Photo Date: August 17, 1966


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By: Steve Armitage

Added: May 01, 2008

Views: 3,970
Comments: 3

Favorited: 4


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