Seventeen brilliant pictures as community descends on Middleton Railway in Leeds - the oldest line in the country

It was all aboard for the community day at Middleton Railway on Saturday afternoon, as the public and VIPs were invited to step onto the country’s oldest railway line.

Groups and organisations were also on hand for the annual event in which free services ran every 40 minutes from 10.30am until the afternoon, taking passengers on a ride through the region’s industrial history.

Established in 1758, the Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest continuously-working railway. It was originally built to transport coal from the Middleton Colliery to the thriving markets of Leeds.

Those in attended included the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Al Garthwaite, along with the fire service and police among others.

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