38 photos of Leeds trains and city railway stations through the ages

Leeds boasts a long and proud railway heritage.

Friday, 10th May 2019, 12:59 pm

Enjoy these photos showcasing trains and railway stations around the city through the ages. READ MORE: The 34 never seen before photos of Leeds through the ages

Jubilee 4-6-0 No. 45651 The Thames Clyde Express "Shovell" at Leeds Station.
Work in progress on the bridge which will cross the Leeds-Bradford line at New Pudsey Station.

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1/C596 Engine No. 60112 at Leeds Station.
Goodbye to the gas lamps of Crossgates Station after 68 years.
County Council Bill Sykes (centre), chairman of West Yorkshire County Council, has his ticket punched at the newly opened Bramley Station by Paul Watkinson (right) Yorkshire division manager, .
The Old Railway Station House at the level crossing at Methley.
A Class 40 diesel approaches Woodlesford Station.
Headingley Station.
Coming round from Ilkley... an Ivatt 2-6-0 locomotive, runing tender first, passes with the Leeds bound train at Arthington, it's passengers no doubt admiring the flower bedecked station.
Menston Station.
British Railways best kept station competitor - Ben Rhydding near Ilkley. Staff of the prize winning station pictured on the platform.
A passenger studies details of the new Pay Trains service at Ilkley Station.
Leeds to Ilkley stopping train draws into Holbeck (Low Level) Station hauled by 2-6-2T, No. 210090.
Multi million pound electric trains are being towed from a Hunslet factory production line straight into storage because of mechanical faults. The futuristic new Class 323 trains are destined for rail electrification schemes in tow major cities.
Now the steam era has given way to the diesel age this sleek engine in Leeds Station is one of the latest peak class type diesels which speed to London.
150th anniversary of Mail By Rail.
Track troubles - Geoff Bounds, in charge of the project to end the problems at the West End of Leeds Station.
4/C594 Class 5 4-6-0 No. 45079 at Leeds Station.
3/C596 Class A3 4-6-2 Pacific "St Simon"No. 60112 at Leeds Station.
2/C594 Class 4p 3cy1 compound 4-4-0 No. 41080.
10/C594 Class 4p 3 cyl compound 4-4-0 No. 41080 at Leeds Station.
Leeds City Station ticket staff which is the busiest issuing office outside London, have been awarded the British Standard Quality Award on a pilot scheme which will set the benchmark for ticket offices throughout the country.
George Cooper, who has retired as a chief supervisor with British Rail after nearly 50 years service. Pictured at Leeds Station.
Crossgates Station in east Leeds.
A Sheffield-bound train leaves Leeds Station.
A porter's barrow stands empty on one of the deserted platforms at Leeds Station, from where only a limited service of local trains are operating owing to the rail strike. This platform is normally busy with long distance trains.
An aerial view of Leeds Station.
Passengers line a platform at Leeds Station as a train approaches from Glasgow for London.
Passengers awaiting their train on one of the platforms at Leeds Station.
Ron Hoffman in the cab of his diesel electric loco.
Passengers wait hopefully for trains at Leeds Station.
Remember this Leeds Station mural? Carl Waite and Andrea Bailey admired it in the summer of 1986.
Leeds United players wives leave Leeds Station for the FA Cup final at Wembley. Left to right: Sue Cherry, wife of Trevor Cherry, Margaret Ellam and her husband Roy, who broke his elbow at Birmingham City.
Actor Anthony Perkins arriving at Leeds Station.
The Tornado steam train arrives at Leeds Station.
Sunshine in Leeds Station.
Preliminary work on the 4.5m alteration scheme for Leeds Station.
Horsforth Station bridge.