A set of pictures from a weekend in the Bradford area in early June.

WorthValleyFillingTender

Filling the water tanks of a steam engine at the Oxenhope station of the Keighley and Worth Valley railway.  This branch railway, which joins the main network at Keighley, was closed in 1962, but re-opened by volunteers as one of the first heritage railways.

WorthValleyOxenhopeStation

Ticket office at the Oxenhope terminus.

WorthValleyBahamas WorthValleyEngine

The LMS Jubilee class engine, Bahamas in the museum sheds at Oxenhope. This engine is the object of an appeal by the  Bahamas Locomotive Society to raise funds to restore it to running order.

WorthValleyCarriages

WorthValleySheds

Engine sheds just down the line from Oxenhope.

WycollerFarmhouse WycollerPackhorse

The tiny village of Wycoller is in a traffic free conservation area.  The packhorse bridge is  an obviously historic feature, but there was also a much older, but less photogenic, “clapper” bridge just further along the beck.  The latter crossing is thought to date from the stone age, which is quite a thought.

Worth Valley Railway and Wycoller

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