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53. The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

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Preserved LocomotivesSteam Train and Locomotive Photographs from the late 60'sAll the photographs so far were taken on August 1st 2015, a lovely sunny day and at different times of the day!

They are arranged in order of the 4 mile journey from Embsay station (just east of Skipton) via Holywell Halt, the Stoneacre Loop and Prior's Bridge and finally arriving in Bolton Abbey station, hopefully to make a sequence that brings to life a really good day out on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway


Embsay station, Workshop Yard and Departure

Embsay station early in the morning

 

The two platforms of Embsay station, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Some old style posters on Embsay station on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

 

A brief history of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway on Embsay station and the emblem of the Yorkshire Dales Railway charitable trust.

 

The footbridge at Embsay station, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

The view from the Embsay station footbridge towards the village of Embsay.

 

The signals and signal box at Embsay station, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

The steam locomotive BEATRICE taking coal and water in the early morning at Embsay on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

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General view of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway's yard and works at Embsay.

 

 

Some of the steam and diesel locos at Embsay, hopefully to be restored and worked on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

 

The water column and coal store for Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway's steam locomotives working out of Embsay station.

 

The restored British railways (BR Maroon colour) Mark 1 carriages at Embsay station.

The interior of the BR Mk 1 carriages (top left) contrasted with the interior of the old and beautifully restored L & Y.R. Directors Saloon from 1906 (see picture below). You get great views of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway from the rear of it (see further on).

 

 

BEATRICE shuffling round in the early morning to take the first train out of Embsay station for Bolton Abbey

 

One of Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway's finest 'little' steam locomotives, 0-6-0ST BEATRICE

 

 

 

The signal box at Embsay station.

 

An Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway train waiting to leave Embsay for Bolton Abbey.

 

 


Leaving Embsay for Holywell Halt

 

BEATRICE departing from Embsay.

 

 

 

 

Leaving Embsay station behind, a rear view!

 

The yard at Embsay, Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, view from the L & Y.R. saloon car.

 

 

Coming back into Embsay past the workshop yard on the return trip on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

The countryside north of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway line just east of Embsay station

 

Great views from the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, a short but most pleasant steam train ride.

 

 

 

Only a few sheep to disturb the tranquillity of this gentle rural landscape around the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway!

 

 

Looking back along the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway line towards Embsay. Spoil heaps from quarrying up on the left.

 

An old steam crane awaiting restoration on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

A typical view from the L & Y.R. saloon carriage of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

A driver's eye view of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Looking towards Holywell Halt on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and Holywell Halt station platform.

 

Holywell halt on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.


Holywell Halt station to the Stoneacre Loop

The scenery just before the Stoneacre Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

 

View from the L & Y Saloon just before the Stoneacre Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Approaching the Stoneacre Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Approaching the Stoneacre Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway line and looking back from the Stoneacre Loop towards Holywell .

Lots of lovely rolling countryside on both sides of the track on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

The Stoneacre Loop and signal box to allows trains to pass each other on the mainly single track Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.


From the Stoneacre Loop to Prior's Bridge and onto Bolton Abbey

The view after the Stoneacre Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. A nice two signal gantry.

 

View of the Stoneacre Loop from the L & Y Saloon car.

 

The scenery near Prior's Bridge on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

The road bridge near Prior's Bridge on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

Just passing near Prior's Bridge on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway scenery looking east from Prior's Bridge.

 

Looking towards Bolton Abbey from Prior's Bridge

 

 

 

The pleasant scenery looking back towards Prior's Bridge on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Driver's and L & Y.R. saloon view on approaching Prior's Bridge on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

 

 

 

More lovely Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway views from the L & Y.R. Directors Saloon car.

 

Coming into Bolton Abbey station on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway with an assortment of wagons and locos in the sidings and passing the signal box on the end of the platform.

 


Bolton Abbey Station and Yard

Diesel and steam locos in the sidings by Bolton Abbey station and yard sidings on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

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The view west from Bolton Abbey station, with water tank & column and signal box (Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway).

 

Bolton Abbey station, the eastern terminus of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

 

 

Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway's cafe on Bolton Abbey station

 

Ready to depart from Bolton Abbey station back to Embsay

 

 

 


Bow Bridge Loop - part of the return journey to Embsay station

Combing into Embsay station before going on without stopping to the Bow Bridge Loop (below)

 

The approach to the Bow Bridge Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Rear view of Embsay station en route to the Bow Bridge Loop on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

The start of the Bow Bridge Loop.

 

A view of Embsay from the bow Bridge Loop.

 

The locomotive uses the Bow bridge loop to come back to the front again.

 

 

 

 

Embsay from the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Leaving the Bow Bridge Loop ...

 

and back into Embsay station to complete the return journey on the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway.

 

Everyone, including Beatrice, taking a rest at Embsay!

 

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