Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley

Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley

Paperback Railway Memories

By (author) Peter Cookson, By (author) Steve Chapman


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  • Publisher: Bellcode Books
  • Format: Paperback | 112 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 242mm x 11mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 17 February 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Todmorden
  • ISBN 10: 1871233151
  • ISBN 13: 9781871233155
  • Illustrations note: 193 photographs, 5 maps
  • Sales rank: 1,284,058

Product description

With photographs supported by introductory text, track layouts, operating instructions and timetables brought to life by the reminiscences of people who worked in the area, "Railway Memories No 15" recalls the busy railway network serving the West Yorkshire towns of Pontefract, Castleford and Knottingley during the 1950s and 1960s. It takes a fascinating and nostalgic look back at the stations, yards, signal boxes, colliery railways and the trains of such variety that no less than 46 differenct classes of locomotive are featured - not counting sub-classes or colliery and industrial locomotives.

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Review quote

"Another book of memories of railways in the titled area, including colliery branches, and power station merry-go-round loops, with an excellent map and sharp, clear, well-captioned photographs." The Railway Magazine

Table of contents

Page 4 Setting the scene(introductory text) Page 21 Methley, Castleford and Burton Salmon Page 42 Castleford-Garforth and Micklefield Page 55 Baghill and the S&K Page 76 The Lanky lines