MR Crest courtesy

Midland Railway Study Centre

 

 

 

 

HELLIFIELD

Past & Present

 

Gallery 6

 

 

 

L&Y Crest courtesy

K. Roberts

Updated: 15 May 2015

MAJOR UPGRADE OF HELLIFIELD

October 2012

70011 stands at Hellifield on a spoil train

on 12 October 2012

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Track panel lifting machine in the Leeds bound platform

on 12 October 2012

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unidentified class 70 on a ballast train

stands in the through road

on 12 October 2012

Photo: S. Clarke

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of the east end of Hellifield Station

on 12 October 2012

Photo: S. Clarke

 

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From the Archives

Hellifield Shed

as captured through a carriage window

of a north-bound service in 1952.

 

It won the

"Trains Illustrated Photograph of the Year"

award for that year.

Photo: K. Roberts

 

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No. 66122 recommences its epic journey

from Burngullow in Cornwall to Irvine in Scotland

with the ‘silver bullets’ china clay slurry

during April 2006.

 

Photo: E. Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Hellifield North end’s pleasing array of semaphore signals

is shown to good effect

 

as Virgin Soldiers, ably assisted by Brains,

prepares to do battle with the 1 in 100 gradients

of the Settle – Carlisle line April 2006.

 

Photos: E. Buckley

 

September 1998, Black Five, 45407,

approaches a refurbished Hellifield station

 

with the 'East Lancs Venturer',

after its journey up Shap to Carlisle,

and then over the Settle & Carlisle line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

A photo of Hellifield station

taken from a hot-air balloon in January 1991.

 

The Ribble Valley Line from Clitheroe

enters the picture bottom left,

and that from Skipton, mid-right, above the houses.

 

Photo: E. Buckley

 

Hellifield South Junction,

taken from the signal box June 1998.

 

The signals have now been replaced

by new and less imposing semaphores.

 

 

Photo: E. Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Unit 144002 at Hellifield

on a Leeds to Morecambe service April 2006.

 

The Midland Railway’s Wyvern symbol may be discerned

in the canopy detail.

Photo: John Brennan

 

Brains, 57309, heaves 390046, Virgin Soldiers,

up the final pull in to Hellifield station

 

with a diverted Virgin Euston to Carlisle service April 2006.

 

Photo: E. Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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Stanier Black Five 45407

brings the “East Lancs Venturer”

into the restored Hellifield Station

on 12 September 1998

Photo: E. Buckley

 

Hellifield: Midland Railway Canopy

December 1986

 

 

Photo: E. Buckley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Photo: B. Haworth circa 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Hellifield Track Layout circa 1986

as displayed in the the Signal Box

 

Photo: B. Haworth circa 1985

 

Hellifield Track Layout circa 1913

 

 

Photo: B. Haworth circa 1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Hellifield Down Outer Home Signal on L&Y line

in the "off" position

as viewed from the RVR Cab Ride film

"To Hellifield and Back"

 

The approach to Hellifield South Jct. signal box

from the same film

 

Photos: W. Briggs

 

 

 

 

   

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HELLIFIELD

Friends of the Station Cafe

Programme of

Slides & Film Shows:

 

16 Oct 2015
BR Steam 1960-68
John Whiteley
     
20 Nov 2015

Archives of

W Hubert Foster

Interesting images from

1960 b/w glass negatives

Vic Drake
     
19 Feb 2016

Midland Metals 1980's

to End of Steam

Steve Armitage
     
18 Mar 2016

Video Evening with Ted Parker

- Preserved MainLIne Steam -

Start 7:30 p.m.

and no later than

10:00 p.m.

 

     

Entrance charge £4

inc. Tea & Biscuits

 

Further details from

Mike Taylor

Tel: 01282 436653

 

 

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