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Location - Leeds & District

Day Hole End, Locomotive number 69 (Middleton) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View from Day Hole End, showing Locomotive number 69, and looking towards Middleton Broom Colliery.
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Day Hole End, Middleton Railway (Middleton) (7 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Day Hole End at Middleton Railway, located near Middleton Broom Colliery.
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Matthew Murray, Engine number 2 (Hunslet)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows steam locomotive, Matthew Murray, engine number 2 at Middleton Railway. The engine was scrapped in 1953. In the background Middleton Broom Colliery can be seen. The children in view are Graham, Catherine and Dorothy Robinson. Their father, Ernest Robinson was the photographer. He worked for Leeds City Tramways as a tram driver and also as a tram inspector.
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Middleton Broom Colliery (Middleton) (36 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. Old view of Middleton Broom Colliery which closed in 1968 and had been a large source of employment in the area. Middleton Park now occupies the site, separating Middleton from Belle Isle. Middleton Colliery had been sinking into a decline in 1811, during the Napoleonic Wars, but its fortunes were revived by John Blenkinsop's rack and pinion system in conjunction with Matthew Murray's lightweight steam locomotive, Salamanca. These two innovations enabled heavy loads of coal etc. to be taken to and from the mine without the need for horses (the fittest of which had been seconded to the wars.) In the late 1950s the line, which had fallen into a state of disrepair, was truncated and, by 1960, the rail traffic had been diverted on to a B.R. line. Middleton Broom Colliery was owned by Middleton Estate and Colliery Co. Ltd., Leeds in 1918.
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Middleton Broom Colliery (Middleton) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. View of Middleton Broom Colliery which opened in 1868, and for a hundred years was a well-known landmark and major employer in the area. Middleton Broom Colliery was owned by Middleton Estated and Colliery Co. Ltd from 1918. It closed down in 1968.
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