Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

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Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:28 pm

As some people know, I run two train services (steam and diesels engines) on the same track layout. Photographs shown have tended to be rather mixed up. It is time to be 'tidied up'.

The fictional train Companies on the layout serve an area around Leeds. The engines are mainly 0.4.0s and 0.6.0s. They all run with a specific purpose to and from destinations. Most of all it is a 'fun' railway.

Here is a plan of the layout and the services that run.
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Steam Train Services

A -- Fiddle Yard. Is Earlsheaton Junction, Wetherby and East Seacroft on the line that passes Wyndham Farm.
The line over the bridge to the Fiddle Yard is Kirkstall, Kirkstall Forge and Leeds LNWR Passenger and Goods Station – B -- Diesel Engine Shed. C -- Scholarsgate Station. D -- Sovereign Street Station and Yard.

1 - Wyndham Farm. 2 -- The Ash Farm Fields. 3 -- J H Thompson Builders Merchants. 4 -- Marston's Scrap Merchants and house.

5 -- Small Industrial Estate. 6 -- The Bridge. 7 -- North Road. 8 -- Winterwood Manor.

Calder Railway Services are:-

Passenger Services from Earlsheaton Junction passing Wyndham Farm, Ash Farm Fields and stopping at Scholarsgate. They then continue to Sovereign Street. Their final stop is Leeds LNWR Station. The return services are in reverse.

Goods Services are:-

Goods from around the country; mainly Lancashire and West Yorkshire arrive at Earlsheaton Junction and travel the same line to Sovereign Street (not stopping at Scholarsgate Station).
Wagons are then shunted to the required Companies in the yard..
Through Goods Trains continue to Leeds LNWR Goods Yard.
The return services are in reverse.

Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway Services are :-

Passenger Services from Kirkstall stopping at Sovereign Street. The train then takes the line behind North Road and Winterwood Manor, passes Wyndham Farm and on to East Seacroft.
(Passengers are mainly Barnbow Munitions Factory staff.)
Return services in reverse.

Goods traffic is all from Kirkstall Forge and T & J Harrison (Sovereign Street) and it all goes to Barnbow, the same route as passenger services
Return traffic in reverse.

Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway services

Goods traffic is from the north and travels on K&ESR metals to Sovereign Street and LNWR Goods Yard (Leeds). Some goods go to The Blackburn Aircraft Factory at Olympia Works, Roundhay, Leeds.

Passenger trains travel the same route.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:50 pm

Some old photographs --
Calder Railway train of oil tankers heading north from Earlsheaton Junction
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Another Calder Railway train crossing the bridge to the LNWR Goods Yard.
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A Leeds Scarcroft Wetherby Railway engine shunting at Sovereign Street.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:38 pm

The 'Midday Goods' to Earlsheaton Junction waiting for clearance to depart.
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Hudson Ward wagon at Hudson Ward's Flour Millers, Sovereign Street Yard
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Wagons I Sovereign Street Yard ready to be despatched.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby joshv8 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:48 am

Its nice to see the history for your layout. Also the track layout.
Theres definitely a lot in place to allow you interesting running sessions. I like how you separated the threads to, switching between steam and diesels gives you a whole other level of operation as well.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:26 pm

Thanks joshv.

Here are some more photographs of steam trains.
A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Rlwy goods train on the way to the LNWR Goods Yard, Leeds.
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The LSWR goods train arriving at Sovereign Street Station. 'Huxtable' of Calder Railway with goods train waits for clearance to proceed to Earlsheaton Junction.
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'Raco' of Calder Railway at Scholarsgate Station with two coach passenger train bound for Earlsheaton Junction.
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Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway engine ' Bodiam' with passenger train to Barnbow.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:36 pm

I mention my steam trains running to Barnbow. Although the railway is fictitious, Barnbow actually existed. For a short while I lived and worked about a mile away from the factory.
Barnbow munitions blast factory site given heritage status - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-37586686

There is a memorial to 'The Barnbow Lasses' in Manston Park, Leeds.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 pm

Another Company that has traffic on my layout is The Blackburn Aircraft Company that was at Roundhay, Leeds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackburn_Aircraft

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby joshv8 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:05 am

Looking through these photos it still amazes me the level of depth you manage to capture. Well done.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:54 pm

Thanks again joshv8

Calder Railway trains pass at Sovereign Street.
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Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Railway locomotive runs round carriages at Sovereign Street.
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'Smokey Joe' then --
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'Smokey Joe' now 'earning his keep' for the Calder Railway Company and named 'Allan Water'.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby Kane » Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:59 pm

Wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:51 pm

Kane wrote:Wonderful. Looking forward to seeing more. Thanks.


Thanks Kane and welcome to the Forum.

If you are really quiet you might see a badger and rabbits at Wyndham Farm
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Also grey squirrels near Winterwood Manor
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914 theme

Postby glencairn » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:41 am

T & J Harrison's on the right. Foreman Bert Holt waits while a wagon arrives to load the small arms etc..
At Hey & Humphreys Foreman Reg Rose watches as barrels of beer are being unloaded.

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Calder Railway locomotive 'Huxtable' shunting a wagon for T & J Harrison (Small Arms Manufacturers).

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby Lysander » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:09 pm

Your L&Y fish and GN meat - are they card overlays?

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 pm

Lysander wrote:Your L&Y fish and GN meat - are they card overlays?

Tony


Yes, Tony. I bought them off a company who sells them on fleabay. £1.99 for three different ones (incl. P&P). The T & J Harrison one (and others of members of my family) I printed myself.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street

Postby glencairn » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:11 pm

A shipment for Town Tailors (on the left)

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