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York Road, Killingbeck Garage


York Road, Killingbeck Garage
Description:
3rd June 1929. Killingbeck Garage, Petrol station on left, paint and repair shop on left. Site on the right was later used a tram booster station, or electrical post to provide extra power for trams to travel up Halton Hill which was to the right, down Selby Road. A sign post gives distances - Selby 18 1/2 miles A63, York 21 Miles A64, Leeds A64. The clock tower of Seacroft hospital can be seen in the centre, on the horizon.

User Comments:

Name:
Dave Johnson

Comment:
I think the garage site on the right was removed for the York Road widening scheme, when the new double carriageway was built in the 30's. The tramway substation was actually constructed against the railway embankment and still exists today.

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Name:
B Hallam

Comment:
This is now known as Halton Dial.

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Name:
Gareth Edwards

Comment:
I think the photo notes are correct, and the right-hand building is the site of the substation (and later lighting maintenance). Going on the location of the Seacroft Hospital clock tower, the straight road on the centre left (behind the petrol pumps) is the A64 as it runs today. The curved road to its right is still there today - I knew it as a kid as Old York Road, but Google Maps names it now as Killingbeck Bridge. You can see that Selby Road/A63 runs off the lower-right of the photo

Date:
31-Dec-2008

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Name:
David Costigan

Comment:
An older but clearer view of this location is available on "Flicker-Selby Rd.York Rd. c1900." This image shows the building on the right in fine detail and I wood hazard a guess that it is the old turnpike toll booth.

Date:
15-Feb-2012

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