South of Baghill, Pontefract
picture was taken from Pontefract South Signal Box and shows the view
looking back towards Grovetown Bridge. On the right is Ewbanks liquorice
works advertising Liquorice Allsorts.
The train is the through Cardiff – Newcastle and is pulled by a
British Railways Standard Class 5, No. 73164. A number of these
locomotives were transferred to York locomotive sheds in 1957 but were
not liked by drivers who much preferred the indigenous LNER types that
they were used to. They were transferred away after about a year.
Circa.1957. ♠ P. Cookson
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