Rishworth Branch Line.

The Rishworth Branch Line was a railway that ran along the Ryburn Valley from Sowerby Bridge to Rishworth. Originally proposed in 1865 work commenced in 1873 and the first section of line to Ripponden opened in 1878 with the line to Rishworth being completed in 1881. The original plans for the line meant tunnelling through the moor near here to connect with the main line at Rochdale but difficulties with landslides, e.t.c. meant this never happened. Problems with the surrounding land led to the line closing between Ripponden and Rishworth in March 1952 and completely in September 1958.
A number of the bridge crossing's still stand, along with the Scar Head Tunnel and at Rishworth the station platform still waits for a train never to arrive, although largely hidden now by undergrowth and inaccessible due to being on private land. Sadly there is no other evidence of the lines other stations and halt's remaining at Ripponden, Triangle or Watson's Crossing. The majority of th…

Railway Station's of Calderdale.

A new slideshow featuring music. The slideshow has images taken at the railways stations of the Calder Valley. The stations are Brighouse, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden and Walsden. The platform remains at Rishworth and station bridge at Triangle are also included. The are 23 images in the 2min 41sec long slideshow. The pictures were taken n a number of dates using either my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Polaroid iS2132 Bridge Camera or my current choice of equipment, my Nikon d3300 SLR Camera.

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Mytholmroyd Railway Station.

Mytholmroyd Railway Station opened in May 1847 6 years after the railway passed through the town and has been in continuous use since, although the original buildings have either been demolished on the east bound platforms or closed off and are no longer in use on the west bound platforms. These are the former booking hall and stair tower and are Grade II listed. There are plans to redevelop the hall in to a community led facility housing the Ted Hughes Poetry Centre and the Alice Longstaff Gallery.
The current station features 2 platforms and was redeveloped in the late 80's early 90's adjacent to the original buildings and platforms. It serves the communities of Mytholmroyd, Luddendenfoot, Midgley and Cragg Vale.
I have been at the station many times armed with a camera and these first pictures were taken on the 14th August 2016. There are a total of 7 pictures that were taken with my Nikon d3300 this time with 5 feature on Flickr in the album below.
and 2 featured here but…

New YouTube Channel for Colin Green Photography.

Well it's fair to say not really new, but a channel all the same to show off my photographs. I originally set it up as an experiment using some short videos my daughter had filmed on holiday using my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, and had until recently forgotten all about it. There are also a couple of videos taken whilst driving. There are currently 10 videos and 3 photographic slideshows to view on there. The 4 below are the 3 most viewed videos on YouTube and the most viewed photo slideshow.
Crossing the England Scotland Carter Bar border in Northumbria. The music that over lays the video is Lamentation by Kevin MacLeod. The video was uploaded on the 31st October 2013 and currently has 7918 views.
A Drive through Jedburgh shows a leisurely paced drive through the historic Scottish town of Jedburgh in the Borders region. The music is Master of the Feast by Kevin MacLeod and the film was uploaded on the 2nd November 2013 currently showing 2139 views.
Shark Swimming in Costa Teguise was…

Luddenden Dene, an updated selection of pictures.

Luddenden Dean is a rural area of Calderdale, West Yorkshire with it has to be said not much going on anymore. At 1 time the area had a chapel, and a pub, features a couple of crossings over the Luddenden Brook and not really much else. It must have been a hard life and probably still is when the winter weather hits but that said I think it's one of the best places to walk in the area, with outstanding views and a sense of isolationism. The remains of Castle Carr are not too far from here but access is only allowed to the grounds at certain times and sadly when I was there this was not one of those occasions.

The local pub the Cat I'th Well has traded since at least the 18th Century and local legend says that the nearby Cat Rocks must be painted white by the Landlord on a certain day of the year or the pub will fail. One year the Landlord painted them a different colour and the pub was bankrupt before the years end.
The local stream Caty Well Brook flows into the Luddenden Br…

Tile Hill and Berkeswell Railway Station.

I must confess to not knowing much about either of these 2 stations so what little extra information I have has been taken from Wikipedia.

Tile Hill Railway Station has served the suburb of Tile Hill, Coventry since 1850 when it opened as Allesley Lane. In recent years the station has been developed and was completely rebuilt during the 1960's. I was at the station briefly on the 18th January 2017 so only took 1 picture using my Nikon d3300 SLR.

Till Hill Railway Station.

Berkeswell Railway Station serves the village of Berkeswell but is actually nearer the town of Balsall Common. The station opened in 1844 and again has completely changed during it's history to the station they have now. I took an additional 4 pictures here which can be viewed in the album below or full size on Flickr.
Use the arrows to navigate the full album of 5 pictures.
There are also 2 pictures available to view on Clickasnap which can be seen via the links below. They are different to the ones availa…

A Walk around the Wharf, Sowerby Bridge on a Summer's Morning.

I found myself with half an hour to pass I decided to take the camera out and for a short shoot and walk session around the canal wharf at Sowerby Bridge. The wharf is also the junction where the Rochdale Canal meets the Calder & Hebble Navigation.

Well a little bit of history on the wharf, initially the Calder & Hebble Navigation reached Sowerby Bridge during the 1870's and warehouses 1 and 2 were built, these now house the Moorings bar and Temujin restaurant, as well as a number of other small businesses and are Grade II listed. When the Rochdale Canal act was passed in 1793 the Calder & Hebble canal company were told to build whatever wharves and warehouses the Rochdale Canal required at there expense, this lead to the development of warehouses 3 &4 with number 3 becoming known as the salt warehouse due to the storing of salt there. This is the only warehouses that offers canal side access to both the Rochdale Canal and the Calder & Hebble Navigation. Again…