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Leeds and Middleton Railway

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Crane manufactured by Thomas Smith and Sons of Rodley being restored at Leeds and Middleton Railway (2014). Originally powered by steam but converted to diesel.
Nameplate on above crane.
Picton steam engine known as "Rusty Hulk" at Leeds and Middleton Railway (2104). Built by the Hunslet Engine Co in 1927.
Description of "Rusty Hulk".


Middleton Railway

The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway. [1]

1758 Railway established.

Engines include those made by;

Read details of the engines in the booklet, Stocklist October 2014, published by the Middleton Railway Trust. [2]

The Middleton Railway Trust Ltd, The Station, Moor Road. Leeds, LS10 2JQ.


See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. http://www.middletonrailway.org.uk/
  2. Information provided by David Wood.