South of Baghill, Pontefract

The picture above, taken circa 1960, shows a view I took on countless other occasions during the previous decade. On the right is Pontefract South Signal Box with Baghill station behind. On the skyline just to the left of the locomotive is Micklegate Methodist Church which was burnt down not long after this photograph was taken.The subject of the picture is one of those frequent Saturday morning summer holiday trains running between the Yorkshire Coast resorts and the Midlands, although this particular train is not identified. 
The locomotive is a veteran of the old North Eastern Railway and became LNER Class B16/1 No. 61430. ♠
P. Cookson

Photograph copyright Peter Cookson