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    Default Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    By 1920 extensive railway sidings had been developed on the railway line east/southeast 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 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.



































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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    Nice work.
    Not many engines left here now, just the freight carriages. Plus EWS staff we had the pleasure of meeting on the tracks one night about midnight.

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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    Been a few times now, not had the pleasure of meeting any secca yet

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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    Can't beat some trains.
    Under the radar, over the top

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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    this looks cool, very nice report
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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    Nicely done mate


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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    some great photos there, anything to do with trains is cool!

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    Some nice pics there mate
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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    I like the scrawlings on the blackboard that have been there since 87.
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    Default Re: Healey Mills Marshalling Yard, January 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by ERNIE99_UK View Post
    I like the scrawlings on the blackboard that have been there since 87.
    Yeh, proper little time warp

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