View Full Version : Healey Mills Goods Yard, Horbury, July'11

26-07-2011, 02:48 PM
Visited with Royalbob last night, sneaked past 'security' even though there was hardly anyone watching! Nothings hardly here anymore, just the things they you'st to carry the coal or whatever round in, anyway abit of history if you ant seen this before-


Healey Mills Is a natural concentration point for east-west flows of freight, linking the industrial West Riding with the east coast ports of Hull and Goole, the industrial areas of Lancashire and the Merseyside ports. It is also a convenient half-way house between the heavy industrial area of the North East and Lancashire.

The marshalling of this east-west traffic was formerly carried out in 13 separate and small shunting yards. Much of the traffic had to pass through two or more of these yards, involving unnecessary expense both in time and money.

For some time the facilities afforded in these old yards have been inadequate. Lacking modern mechanical aids to efficiency their operation was uneconomic and the need for a concentrated and modern marshalling centre has been urgent. That need has now been met.

Huge quantities of coal pass from the Yorkshire coalfield to the factories of the West Riding and Lancashire and also to power stations and ports. This will comprise about half of the traffic to pass through the new yard. The rest is made up of a great variety of basic materials and industrial products ranging from wool to wines and textiles to timber. Some of this, particularly the coal, moves in train loads direct from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Such traffic needs no intermediate sorting. It is a pattern of economical freight movement for which the railways are specifically fitted and which they seek constantly to develop.

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Carriers (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelseyrebecca98/5977945538/) by KelseyRebecca98 (http://www.flickr.com/people/kelseyrebecca98/), on Flickr

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Thanks for looking :ty

mr beardy
26-07-2011, 02:50 PM
love the carriers shot.

26-07-2011, 02:53 PM
Cool :smclap Going to make a point of going here :thumb

26-07-2011, 04:26 PM
great pics :)

27-07-2011, 04:29 PM
Nice work. The engines have long gone now but it's still a quality wander around. I was trying to illuminate that intercity train with red flash while Grea Nij and Nicola had long exposures on, then I saw the silhouette of a man (scaramoosh!) with a torch walking across the line to the path we were on. Talk about proper shit your pants time.

27-07-2011, 04:39 PM
awesome i love the 5th one down its a corker