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Search Aspect ( Colliery Fly-Line )
Location - Leeds & District

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Colliery Fly-Line, off Aberford Road (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a train on the Colliery Fly-Line, the single track railway built in the 1830s to carry coal from Garforth to Aberford. It is here conveying passengers; the carriage at the front is presumably full as more passengers are packed on to the flat truck behind.
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Colliery Fly-Line, passenger truck (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a truck on the colliery fly-line, the single track railway that ran from the Garforth pits to the coal staithes at Aberford and access to the Great North Road. This truck was used to convey passengers before a proper passenger coach was purchased. At the same time two steam engines were bought to pull the trains along the line, replacing the previous system where the trucks would run by gravity downhill to Aberford then be towed back up to Garforth by a horse.
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Hawk's Nest Wood, Colliery Fly-Line (Garforth) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a steam engine with carriage behind leaving the engine shed at Hawk's Nest Wood, on the Colliery Fly Line running between Aberford and Garforth. The building on the left is Hawk's Nest Cottage and the three ladies standing outside are members of the Hebden family who lived there. The engine driver was Tommy Malkin, son-in-law of Mr. Cooper, the stationmaster at Garforth, while the man pictured beside the train is Bright Masby, the shunter, whose father had a draper's business on Main Street.
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Parlington Woods, Colliery Fly-Line (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows the Garforth-Aberford Colliery fly-line passing through Parlington Woods. This was a single track railway built in the 1830s to carry coal from Garforth to Aberford. It passed Sisters Pit and Isabella Pit before crossing the woods to the depot and coal staithes at Aberford with easy access to the Great North Road (A1). At the Garforth end there was a link to the main railway line at the east side of the station. Initially the trucks were pulled by gravity downhill to Aberford with a horse riding on a dandy cart, which would then haul the empty trucks back to Garforth. Later two steam engines, the 'Empress' and 'Ignifer' were purchased to take over this role.
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Parlington Woods, Colliery Fly-Line (Garforth)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows the Manning-Wardle built steam engine 'Empress' at the Light Arch in Parlington Woods. This is part of the Colliery Fly-Line which carried coal from the pits at Garforth to the coal staithes and the Great North Road at Aberford.
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