Local Railways & Railway stations

This SideTrack presents some details of the Railways and Railway Stations which served – and still serve – the Calderdale district.

General Points

The line from Manchester, through the Calder Valley, to Normanton (near Wakefield), is one of the oldest passenger lines in Britain, having been approved by Parliament in 1836, and the Halifax & Calderdale district is well-supported by the railway service.

In 1963, a report entitled The Reshaping of British Railways, produced by chairman Dr Richard Beeching, signalled the closure of a quarter of the country's rail lines and 2,128 stations in addition to the scrapping of 67,700 jobs

Railway Stations

Bailiff Bridge Railway Station
Brighouse Clifton Road Railway Station
Brighouse (for Bradford) Railway Station
Brighouse (for Rastrick) Railway Station
Brighouse Railway Station

Charlestown Railway Station
Cockden Railway Station
Cooper Bridge Railway Station
Copley Railway Station
Cornholme Railway Station

Eastwood Railway Station
Elland Railway Station

Greetland Railway Station

Halifax Old Railway Station
Halifax Railway Station
Hebden Bridge Railway Station
Hipperholme Railway Station
Holme Railway Station, Todmorden
Holmfield Railway Station
Holywell Brook Railway Station

Joint Railway Station, Halifax

Lightcliffe Railway Station
Low Moor Railway Station
Luddendenfoot Railway Station

Mytholmroyd Railway Station

North Bridge Railway Station

North Dean Railway Station

Ovenden Railway Station

Pellon Railway Station
Pickle Bridge Railway Station
Portsmouth Railway Station

Queensbury Railway Station

Ripponden Railway Station
Rishworth Railway Station
Rochdale Road Halt

Saint Paul's Railway Station, Halifax
Shaw Syke Railway Station
Sowerby Bridge Railway Station
Stainland & Holywell Green Railway Station
Stainland Branch Line
Stainland Railway Station
Stansfield Hall Railway Station

Todmorden Railway Station
Triangle Railway Station

Walsden Railway Station
Watson Crossing, Sowerby Bridge
West Vale Railway Station
Wheatley Railway Station
Wyke & Norwood Green Railway Station
Wyke Railway Station

Clifton Road Railway Station

Railway Companies & Railway-related entries

Beacon Hill, Halifax
Blake Dean railway bridge
British Railways

Cable car
Caldervale Railway Line
Clifton colliery railway
Copy Pit Railway Line

Dawson City
Dean Head Light Railway

John Fraser

Great Northern Railway Company

Halifax & Hull Direct Railway Company
Halifax & Ovenden Junction Railway Company
Halifax, Huddersfield & Keighley Railway
Halifax, Thornton & Keighley Railway
Hardcastle Crags Railway
Hebden Bridge
High Level Railway
Holmfield & Southowram Light Railway
John  Holroyd
Horton Street, Halifax
Huddersfield & Halifax Railway
Huddersfield & Liverpool Direct Railway Company
Hungry Wood Railway Arch, Todmorden

Leeds & West Riding Junction Railway

Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway
Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Railway
John Lewthwaite
Joseph Hartley Lewthwaite
London & North Eastern Railway
London,  Midland & Scottish Railway Company
Luddenden Valley Railway

The Manchester & Leeds Railway Company
Manchester, Hebden Bridge & Keighley Junction Railway
The Midland Railway Company
Midland, Barnsley, Sheffield, Dewsbury, Leeds & Bradford Railway
Motor Train

North & South Junction Railway

Paddy Mails
Pickle Bridge Line

Ryburn Valley branch line

South American Railways
Southowram & Elland Light Railway

Rev Eric Treacy

Walshaw Dean Railway
West Riding Union Railway
The West Yorkshire Railway Company
West Yorkshire Railway Office

Railway Investors : 1846

On 22nd August 1846, the Halifax Guardian published a list of people who had subscribed large sums to the growing railway system. These included

© Malcolm Bull 2022
Revised 14:38 / 14th September 2022 / 11725

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