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Clickasnap, Updated Abums and Latest Photos.

Sadly no pictures to feature in this post but plenty of links to pictures that can be viewed on Clickasnap.

Clickasnap is a photo hosting site that also offers photographers the opportunity to sell there pictures and they also receive a contributors fee for any picture views of over 10 seconds. Sadly at the moment they I am unable to embed pictures on my blog. The following are a list of albums that are currently available to view on Clickasnap.  Any you click will open in another window.
Full photostream and profile. This link takes you to my full stream of pictures. There are currently 165 images to view and this is added to regularly.
Railways Pictures taken of anything to do with railways. Currently has over 40 pictures added.
Flowers Anything featuring flowers. Currently has 8 images featured.
Canals, Rivers, and Water. Anything featuring water in the scene. There are 43 pictures a the minute to view.

Calderdale. The place I live. There are over 100 pictures taken in Calderdale to vie…

Devils Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale.

Devil's Bridge crosses the River Lune just to the south of Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. It's replacement Stanley Bridge is sighted just a little to the south.
Devil's Bridge. Devil's bridge is by far the oldest of the 2 having been built around 1370. It is thought to have been built by the monks of St Mary's Abbey, York a distance of approx. 73 miles away. Legend says that the bridge was built by the devil for a woman who wanted to cross the river in return for the first soul to cross over, upon completion the woman sent her dog across tricking the devil. Devil's Bridge is now a popular destination for bikers who used to jump off the bridge (tombstoning) but this has now been outlawed and is monitored for prevention. The bridge small width has meant that it has been closed to traffic since the 1930's when the replacement Stanley Bridge was built. Grade I listed status was granted on the 22nd March 1983 and it is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Stanley Bridge…

Sowerby Bridge Railway Station. A selection of Pictures.


Oxenhope to Haworth and Pictures Inbetween

These pictures were taken whilst on a walk around Oxenhope and Haworth. The walk took me from the railway station at Oxenhope to Haworth station and back partially following the Railway Children route. This distance covered was about 3 miles.

The route I took runs alongside the Worth Valley Railway which was opened in 1867. The branch line was warmly received by the mill owners along the valley bottom. The line was closed in 1962 by British Rail and a preservation society was formed who reopened the Worth Valley Railway in 1968 as a heritage railway. The stations I saw along my walk were Haworth opened in 1847 and now the headquarters of the railway and Oxenhope which serves as the terminus for the line.
The pictures were taken on the 19th June 2015 with my Polaroid iS2132 Digital Camera.
Use the arrows to navigate the album or click any picture to view the pictures full size on Flickr The engine sheds at Oxenhope.

Haworth Station.
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Fartown Rugby and Cricket Grounds, Huddersfield.

Fartown originally opened as St John's Ground hosting Cricket matches from 1868. In 1875 Huddersfield St John's Cricket Club merged with Huddersfield Athletic club which had featured a rugby club since 1866. On the 2nd November 1878 the rugby ground had been developed enough to host the first game of rugby against the Manchester Rangers Rugby Club.
In 1895 rugby was split and the Huddersfield club joined the Northern Union which went on to become the game now known as rugby league. Fartown was there home ground until they moved to Leeds Road Stadium in 1992. The stadium had declined rapidly during the 1980's and after Huddersfield R.L.F.C moved out the stadium was demolished leaving only the floodlights, perimeter fencing, and pitch as a lasting legacy to a stadium that once held over 35,000 spectators for the 1947 Challenge Cup Semi Final. This information was taken from my previous blog Photographs by Colin.
These pictures were taken on the 18th June 2015 with my Polaro…

Pictures from the Halifax High Level Railway.

This selection of pictures was taken whilst walking the remains of the Halifax High Level Railway in February 2014.
The Halifax High Level was a short branch line running approx. 3.2 miles from Holmfield to Halifax St Pauls. Originally it was planned for the line to miss Halifax centre and allow trains to join the mainline south of Halifax but this idea was abandoned during the planning stage of the railway. The line opened on the 5th September 1890 and closed to passengers in January 1917.
The line featured 2 stations at Pellon and St Pauls, the 20 arch Wheatley Viaduct and the 749 metre long Wheatley Tunnel. The stations closeness to Halifax meant it was never popular with passengers as people undertaking a journey into Halifax had to travel by train to Holmfield Station change trains and then carry on into Halifax an additional journey time of about 20 minutes. The line closed completely on the 27th June 1960. Whilst large amounts of the former track bed have been closed off and t…