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    Default Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Nice little dusk mooch around a once giant site, most of the trains and big stuff have gone now but still a few nice bits and bobs. Potted history-
    By 1920 extensive railway sidings had been developed on the railway line eastsoutheast of Healey, named Healey Mill Sidings. In the 1960s, as part of a modernisation plan, the sidings were re-designed for more efficient wagon load handling

    Construction included cutting a new channel over 1,000 yards long for the River Calder south of the original, levelling of the site with over 1 million cubic yards of infill, the re-construction and extension of a road bridge at the east end of the site near Horbury Bridge, the construction of three railway bridges over the River Calder, and diversion of gas and electricity mains
    The new yard was built as a hump shunting (gravity) yard capable of handling 4,000 wagons a day. The reception sidings were built west of the River Calder, the main yard was built on the extended site of the former sidings. The main control tower was located south of the main line and the Calder Vale Dye Works near to the river.The yard opened in 1963 at a cost of 3.5 million. The diesel motive power depot at Healey Mills (Healey Mills Diesel Depot or Healey Mills TMD) opened in 1967
    The marshalling yard closed in 1987
    After the privatisation of British Rail the site was operated by EWS; an assessment was made of a future requirement of six long doubled ended sidings and further short single ended sidings

















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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    nice the sky looks awesome
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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Nice pics mate
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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    First one is all killer. Nice one bobbles.

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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Fab pics - theres some great colours in there.

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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Good show!

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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Just braw!

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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Nice shots, just beware as the depot still has 8 drivers based there and driver changes do happen every now and then.

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    Default Re: Healey Mills train marshelling yard, Osset, W. Yorks.

    Quote Originally Posted by wakefieldarms View Post
    Nice shots, just beware as the depot still has 8 drivers based there and driver changes do happen every now and then.
    Including a pal of mine.
    A few of us did a night time trip early springtime, and encountered a lone flashlight coming towards us. Heh. Was an entertaining half hour.

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