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Coal trains were the mainstay of the freight traffic passing through Woodlesford. Water Haigh colliery and
pits from further down the line supplied coal to Skelton Grange power station via the sidings at Waterloo.

War Department "Austerity" 8F 90678 of Wakefield shed brings a coal train through Woodlesford. May 1964. The
locomotive was built at the Vulcan Foundry in 1944 and scrapped in 1967. Photo by Alan Bailey.

Jubilee class  45645, Collingwood, passes through on the Up line with a train of empties. The Jubilee 4-6-0 engines were
built between 1934 and 1936 by the London Midland and Scottish Railway and up until the 1960s were usually to be found
on express passenger trains. Photo David Holmes. 

Fowler 0-6-0 44044 running tender first with another train of 16 ton empty coal wagons in November 1960 before the
track and platforms were raised due to mining subsidence. The loco was based at Stourton, the nearest engine shed to
Woodlesford. It was scrapped in 1965 at Draper's in Hull. Photo Neville Stead.

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