East of Pontefract Monkhill


From the same location as the previous picture but looking the other way is this busy scene. This is a mid-morning picture showing the Brighouse-Goole goods drawing to a stand at Pontefract East where it was booked to stop for shunting purposes. This was normally a working for a Hull-based W.D. locomotive at the time and on this occasion was No 90272. On the right an ex LMS Class 8F No 48721 has brought in coal from a colliery along the Methley branch and is waiting to shunt. Lurking in the background behind the line of wagons is another locomotive a former LNER Class 04/8, which was the Pontefract shunting pilot for the day.

Photograph copyright Peter Cookson