Up The Junction

Superimposed on our familiar landscapes are echoes of the past; Victorian ley lines that were the superhighways of their time. I took this photo of Holmfield Station in Halifax 50 years ago: it was forgotten then, it’s lost now.

Holmfield railway station was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1878. For a short while it was the terminus of the branch line leading to Bradford via Queensbury, until the line was completed to Halifax, via Ovenden, a year later. It became a junction when the Halifax High Level line was built to St Pauls in 1890. It was closed to traffic in 1960 and demolished sometime after I took this picture in the late 1960s / early 1970s.

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