Goods Composition

North Bridge, Halifax used to have two stations: a passenger railway station on one side, and a goods station on the other. The goods station, which stood where North Bridge Leisure Centre was later built, was closed in 1960, but the buildings remained – in a somewhat dilapidated state – for a further fifteen or twenty years. I must have taken this photograph of one of the sheds in around 1969. There is no doubt a name for that semi-circular frame hanging from the cross-beam, and, no doubt, it had a purpose (someone is bound to write-in and tell me). All I know is that it made a good composition.

One thought on “Goods Composition

  1. My money is on North Bridge looking SE – looking through the shed I think you can see a gas holder from the works on Charlestown Road. The semi-circular thing is a loading gauge to make sure goods on open wagons wouldn’t hit anything.

    I enjoy reading your posts Alan, thanks for sharing them.

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