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Posted: Thu 04 Dec, 2008 7:51 pm
by sundowner
Si wrote: GeeWhitham wrote: That's brilliant Do we have any car buffs who can ID the car? At first glance I thought it was an a35 van. John's entry on will now have a picture of his house. Many thanks SI. My pleasure.Yes, it's an Austin A35 van. Also known has a baby Austin.

Posted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 9:42 pm
by Cardiarms
Here's a pic of the track bed

Posted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 9:44 pm
by Cardiarms
The abuttment for the rail bridge can be seen here, looking east towards town.

Posted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 10:01 pm
by Cardiarms
And slightly off track, the Cardiarms.

Posted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 10:48 pm
by GeeWhitham
That's just brilliant guys. I'm planning on coming up in the spring so will have something else to see.Someone mentioned in a previous post that Buffalo Bill may have stayed at the Cardigan Arms. I have an old family photo album with a postcard type picture of the gentleman. I wonder whether my great grandfather collected it in person at the time? Annoyingly i have quite a lot of photos that are unlabelled. I've got 4 tiny photos (contact prints) of a city scene taken from what looks like a first floor window of a street procession. There are horse drawn floats with national emblems going through the streets. People in adjacent offices are sitting on first floor window ledges. It may be Leeds but I really don't know. From the clothing I would place it as Edwardian. I shall post them shortly if anyone is interested.

Posted: Thu 18 Dec, 2008 11:44 pm
by Cardiarms
Please do, they sound interesting.

Posted: Fri 19 Dec, 2008 9:04 am
by Si
They do.Cardiarms - is there anything to see of the bridge which took the track over the canal into Greenwood and Batley's?

Posted: Fri 19 Dec, 2008 9:17 am
by Cardiarms
Where's that then? I'm new to this!

Posted: Fri 19 Dec, 2008 9:34 am
by Si
Cardiarms wrote: Where's that then? I'm new to this! Hi, Cardiarms,The aerial picture shows Greenwood and Batley's site c1948. North is roughly to the right. The line ran between the river and canal to the bridge to the Perseverance Foundry, which was off the map to the top right. A branch ran up a small embankment and over the canal to Greenbat's. The wider area between the river and canal became Yorkshire Chemicals, now flattened. Armley Road is top left.Does that help?    

Posted: Fri 19 Dec, 2008 1:54 pm
by Cardiarms
Ah got you! The area to the noth of the canal has been cleared and leveled for warhousing and currently cleared again so there's nothing there. On the south bank there's all sorts of stoneowrk but I wasn't looking hard by then, it being horizontal freezing sleet!