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Really Sidetracked - Bradford Adolphus Street. Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 09/21/2010
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Bradford's former third station!

Adolphus Street Station frontage in the 1950's

In the heady mid-Victorian days of railway fever, Bradford had no less than three terminus stations operated by three different companies; Kirkgate station (later Market Street, then Forster Square), operated by the Leeds & Bradford Railway (LBR), Exchange station, operated by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway (LYR) and Adolphus Street station, operated by the Leeds, Bradford & Halifax Junction Railway (LBHJR).

The terminus at Adolphus Street was well laid out and spacious, but was inconveniently placed. It was further out of the city centre than the other termini, and passengers had to endure a steep uphill climb to reach the station. In addition, trains had to reverse out of the station and reverse again to continue their journey to Halifax via Bowling junction. In 1859, the LHBJR sought permission to obtain running powers into the more conveniently situated Exchange station via a planned three quarters of a mile link with the line from Halifax at Mill Lane junction. Permission was granted, and by the time this extension was opened in 1867, the LBHJR had been in the ownership of the Great Northern Railway for two years. Adolphus Street station was then closed for passengers, but remained in use for substantial goods traffic until the early 1960's. The station was largely demolished in the 1970's to facilitate the widening of Wakefield Road

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