Leeds nostalgia: Film shows rail station closure

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This week’s film, available to view on the Yorkshire Film Archive, was taken by H W Lyon of Market Weighton Railway Station and sidings just before they closed.

This week’s film, available to view on the Yorkshire Film Archive, was taken by H W Lyon of Market Weighton Railway Station and sidings just before they closed.

The second half is filmed by Tom Greenwood as they were being demolished. The film begins at a level crossing where several cars wait for a steam engine, (number 43133) pulling a small train of coal wagons, to pass.

Then a British Rail advertisement is shown for weekend tickets. Two young girls walk towards Market Weighton Railway Station, and Market Weighton West level crossing is shown.

Here the signalman closes the crossing and pulls a signal off. A diesel passenger train passes by, and the film shows the lines and sidings nearby.

An empty Market Weighton Station is shown with the adverts on the platform, including one titled, ‘Explore the Yorkshire Coast by Train’.

Another passenger train passes through and one person is shown waiting on the platform. The film scans the ticket booth with two workers posing for the camera. Another train arrives, and the two children leave accompanied by a woman. Outside a railway worker loads boxes onto a truck.

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