Friday, 4 January 2019

Sowerby Bridge Railway Station, A Virtual Tour

Just an attempt at something a little bit different by me, I thought I would have a go at making a little video featuring a tour of Sowerby Bridge Railway Station. There is no voiceover just sub titles and the back ground music is Life in Romance by Twin Musicom. It was filmed at night on the 29th December 2018 around 6pm so the station was quiet, with only 1 express train passing through whilst I was there. The video lasts for 3mins 57secs and give a little bit of information about the station's history.

The filming was done using a Nikon d3300 SLR Camera. The video can be seen here and on YouTube.


Sowerby Bridge station opened in at it's current location in 1876, replacing the former station which existed a few hundred yards further west at the site of a modern day Tesco superstore. The currentstation was built as a junction for the Rishworth Branch line when that opened in 1876, although a platform was constructed for that only in 1907, trains used to back down the mainline before commencing journeys along the branch. A much bigger station when opened, the station saw the branch line close completely to all traffic in 1958, and the main station building demolished in 1980, 2 years after a devastating fire badly damaged them. The station is much changed from it's heyday, it now features limited facilities, no staff, the platforms are much reduced in size, although platform 2 still shows much of the original platform although now un-accessible. Platform 1 is much reduced to provide a station car park.

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I am working on a similar video for Mytholmroyd Station, subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you would like to see it when uploaded.