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Bradford Forster Square Station West Yorkshire 1985

The approach to Bradford Forster Square station as seen from the front window of a dmu from Keighley - or is it the rear window en route to Keighley? No the outward journey was by steam train - see later shot of 34092.


Not much was happening & by this time most of the station was derelict, the few remaining trains concentrated on the 2 westernmost platforms. The goods yard and sidings to the left were disused & about to be lifted.


I should have spent more time there but my timetable was tight so I don't really have a good record of this large Midland Railway terminus. By this time we were living in Dallas in Texas & didn't get back to the UK enough to make another visit to Bradford feasible.


I believe today the whole edifice has been removed & trains are relegated to a couple of new platforms outside the former station area. I haven't been there in person but the google map aerial photos support this. Even the fine viaduct carrying the road over the railway seems to be gone & it appears that the two platforms are effectively immediately in front of this view from the dmu.


And, of course, the lines into Bradford have been electrified since this view.

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Taken on May 29, 2007