Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:29 pm

Steam trains are running again through the new scenery.

Calder Railway morning fish train from Earlsheaton Junction is heading north, with locomotive 'Leefy' in charge.

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Now passing Crown Point Yard.

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Kirkstall and East Seacroft Railway goods train on its way to Barnbow. One of the cottages has had dormer windows fitted.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:54 pm

As the afternoon Calder Railway passenger train with through coaches passes Crown Point, in the yard Calder Railway locomotive 'Allan Water' collects the wagons to take to Leeds LNWR Goods Yard.

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'Allan Water' reversing out of the yard.

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and on to Leeds LNWR Yard.

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Passing Sovereign Street

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:38 am

Calder Railway Goods Train passing Crown Point Yard with 'Huxtable' in charge.

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A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Rlwy. passenger train passing the cottages on its way to Sovereign Street. The last coach is a repainted 'Clarabel' from the 'Thomas' range.

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Leaving Sovereign Street for Leeds Central Passenger Station.

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A northbound LSWR goods train .

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:34 pm

Looking towards Crown Point Yard from the control area.

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Looking towards Crown Point Junction. Wild flowers in the long grass.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:02 pm

Here I am thinking I am running a fictitious layout. ( I am really) Thanks to hicklingmick I now know Crown Point area had a station, then a goods yard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_Hun ... ay_station

Wonders never cease. :)

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street and Crown Point on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:12 pm

A Leeds, Scarcroft & Wetherby Rlwy goods train waits at the signal before travelling to Blackburn's Aircraft Co Factory at Oakwood, Roundhay.

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A Calder Railway goods train passes bound for the LNWR Goods Yard.

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The LSWR goods train proceeds to Oakwood

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:19 pm

A busy time at Sovereign Street.

Whilst Calder Railway engine 'Bezel' shunts in the yard, a A southbound LSWR goods train passes on its way to the LNWR Goods Yard.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:17 pm

A 'troop train' from the north is passing the level crossing and heading south. A mix of different carriages from different Companies is evident.

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Same train passing Sovereign Street Station.

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Another 'troop train' heading south.

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Passing Crown Point.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Chops » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:31 am

Terrific views. Particularly like the uniformity of gray in the flats, as well as the “canyons” created by the structures, what with the trains angling their way through.
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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:17 am

Thanks for your comments, Chops. Much appreciated.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:06 pm

The early morning Kirkstall & East Seacroft Railway passenger train from Barnbow on its return to Kirkstall. Locomotive 'Titan' is in charge.

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A K&ESR Goods train has clear way through Sovereign Street.

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and at the level crossing.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby Memran » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:08 pm

Very nice! That 0-6-0 pannier is sweet!

Do you have many problems running the 0-4-0's? I've used a few in the past and found that unless the track is perfectly clean, they keep stalling.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:35 pm

Memran wrote:Very nice! That 0-6-0 pannier is sweet!

Do you have many problems running the 0-4-0's? I've used a few in the past and found that unless the track is perfectly clean, they keep stalling.


Thanks again, Memran.

The 0.4.0 locomotives run very well (touch wood). In fact all my locomotives run okay; that is all but one diesel.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby hicklingmick » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:06 am

All I had said was that in my train spotting days I didnt know crown point goods yards was there even though I lived very close to it.

maybe you should have named the line Neville street seen as Leeds city station was built on top it and you know so much about the area but then there were never any trains on sovereign st.

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Re: Steam Trains to Sovereign Street on a 1914/1919 theme

Postby glencairn » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:14 am

hicklingmick wrote:All I had said was that in my train spotting days I didnt know crown point goods yards was there even though I lived very close to it.
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I also did not know there was a goods yard at Crown Point. :)

Baring in mind my layout is fictitious, I wanted a layout that ran trains from Earlsheaton to Sovereign Street. Being a small Company I wondered how they would enter Leeds? As the line would travel up through Tingley, to me Crown Point seemed a logical site.

hicklingmick wrote:maybe you should have named the line Neville street seen as Leeds city station was built on top it and you know so much about the area but then there were never any trains on sovereign st.



As for the name Sovereign Street Station; as a lad I would walk down The Calls and Call Lane (well before it became a fashionable area). The lighting was very poor on an evening. There was something about the dark looking buildings. By the time I arrived at the bus stop on Sovereign Street for the bus to Dewsbury (Number 1) or Dewsbury via Earlsheaton (number 1A) I was drawn in by the loneliness and almost forgotten life that had gone.

The tram depot was next to Sovereign Street. On my layout that became my station. When I extended the layout making the station a through one, Leeds Central was chosen as it was a joint station between London and North Western Railway, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, the Great Northern Railway and the North Eastern Railway. Most of my railway wagons are of those Companies.

The running of three small railway companies prior to any mergers, takeovers etc. is great fun in a small empire 11ft by 8ft big.

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