Alan Young, our north-east reporter and cartographer, has written another book for the Silver Link ‘Nostalgia Collection’. Lost Stations of Yorkshire: The West Riding will be published on 24 May 2015 at a cover price of £20.00.

This is the fourth volume in a series inspired by the Disused Stations website. Once again, the book is profusely illustrated with photographs, many in colour and most previously unpublished, and with maps drawn by the author. In 1974 new administrative areas replaced the three historic Yorkshire ‘ridings’, but the traditional West Riding is the geographical basis for this book, so Earby (now in Lancashire) and Delph (Greater Manchester) are included here. Stations have been selected from different pre-grouping railway companies to represent contrasting styles of building, urban and rural settings, ambitious and minimalist facilities, and one station whose platforms were built but it was never to open to passengers. It is hoped that the contents will show what a fascinating range of stations once existed in the West Riding, and that while some disused stations have vanished from the landscape – and are truly ‘lost’ – others remain as poignant reminders of a past railway age.

Contents:  Addingham, Apperley Bridge & Rawdon, Arksey, Arthington, Barnsley (Court House), Clayton West, Delph, Earby, Edlington Halt, Halifax (St Paul’s), Holmfirth, Ledston, Marston Moor, Millhouses & Ecclesall, Morley Top, Penda’s Way, Queensbury, Ramsgill, Shipley & Windhill, Sykehouse, Tadcaster, Thorp Arch, Tickhill & Wadworth and Wadsley Bridge.

Copies of the book can be ordered through the Silver Link web site or over the phone to Silver Link on 01536 330588.

A companion volume by Alan Young, Lost stations of Yorkshire: North & East Ridings, will be published by Silver Link on 24 August 2015.

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