Railway Station and Railway

Esholt Railway Station, Undated
Title Esholt Railway Station
Date Undated
Location Esholt
Photo ID F246
Comment A train is steaming into Esholt station, it was on the Midland Railway line (now Bradford-Ilkley) and opened in 1876. It was closed in 1940, but the station buildings remained until 1953.
Train Crash Esholt Junction 1892

A305 – Train Crash, Esholt Junction, 1892.

Train Crash at Esholt Junction – 1892

A locomotive belonging to the Midland Railway (number 179) can be seen lying on it’s side after colliding with the rear of a passenger train at Esholt Junction.
This happened in the afternoon, the Leeds to Ilkley train collided with the Ilkley to Bradford train and destroyed the rear six sections, overturning it’s own engine and tender. Two lines to Leeds and Bradford converge at the Junction, each line with it’s own signals (on the left). The Leeds signal was hidden by foliage and the engine driver mistakenly thought the Bradford signal was for him and continued down the line instead of waiting and crashed into the Ilkley to Bradford train.
Five people were killed and many injured.

Esholt Junction, Undated

P139 – Railway Junction, Undated.

Esholt Junction – Undated

A steam locomotive approaching Esholt Junction.

Railway Bridge Esholt Woods, Undated

SL059 – Railway Bridge, Undated.

Railway Bridge – Undated

Located in Esholt Woods.
Photographer E.E Slater.

Branch Line Esholt, Undated

V45 – Branch Line, Undated.

Branch Line – Undated

A view showing the Esholt Branch Line.

Railway Line 1992

I390 – Railway Line, 1992.

Railway Line – 1992

Line reinstatement work in the area of Esholt junction.

Photographer Gordon Hull, donated by his son Michael.

Railway Line 1992

I392 – Railway Line, 1992.

Railway Line – 1992

Photographer Gordon Hull, donated by his son Michael.

Railway Line 1992

I393 – Railway Line, 1992.

Railway Line – 1992

Railway workers part of the line reinstatement.

Photographer Gordon Hull, donated by his son Michael.

Consolidated by Elaine Ellwood. 03 May 2021.
Last updated: 05 May 2021.

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