The Rishworth Branch (Oakwood)

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A comprehensive history of the branch line between Sowerby Bridge and Rishworth. During the second half of the 19th century, countless branch lines were built throughout Britain, linking outlying towns with the main railway network.

This book examines history of the branch to Rishworth in West Yorkshire. The line was opened in stages between 1878 and 1881 and closed in the late 1950s.

Chapter List:

  • General Description of the Area
  • A Railway reaches Sowerby Bridge
  • The Ripponden Branch Railway Bill is Passed
  • Eight Years of Little Progress
  • Construction and Opening
  • Extension to Rishworth
  • Rail Motor Trains are Introduced
  • Closure to Passengers
  • The Branch is Closed
  • Postscript

The Rishworth Branch traces the history of the line from planning through to closure and is well illustrated throughout with black & white photographs, maps and timetable extracts. 80 pages.

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