The Rishworth Branch Line December 2013

 One of my favourite places to explore with my camera I have previously posted on the Rishworth Branch a few times, including much about the history of the line. Today i'm going to miss a recap as that information is still available to see on my earlier blog post's. I have recently re-looked at the pictures I took whilst walking the line in December 2013 and had a bit of a re-edit, all the pictures taken that day are now sepia. The pictures were taken using a Samsung Galaxy Tablet and can be seen below or on Clickasnap where they are un-watermarked and full resolution.

These first set of pictures were taken on the stretch of line from Scar Head Tunnel to the site of Triangle Station.

Scar Head Tunnel Portal

The former site of Triangle Station

The next selection of pictures were taken on the lines remains between Triangle Station and Ripponden Station.

The former Ripponden station used to sit at the top of the abutment.

The following pictures were taken on the line between the site of Ripponden Station and the Rishworth terminus. This section was the last to open in 1881 and also the first to fully close in 1953.

The former trackbed through this section was so wet on the day I was there it resembled a canal rather than the former trackbed of a railway.

The former Rishworth station platform still remained, although largely reclaimed by nature, when I visited it had been 60 years since it had seen a train and 84 since a passenger had waited on it stone concourse.

This was the entrance to Rishworth Station which was reached by a wooden trestle bridge, which constantly had issued regarding stability. The bridge was strengthened in the 1920's and was one of the reasons that led to the closure of Rishworth station in 1953 some 5 years before the rest of the line, when the bridge was demolished.

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