Station Map 1908
Junction : NIgel Callaghan / David Webdale NIgel
Callaghan website -
Bradford side. Then & now. Recent photo taken
North Junction : NIgel Callaghan / David Webdale
Keighley side. Then & now. Recent photo taken
South Junction : NIgel Callaghan / David Webdale
Halifax side. Then & now. Recent photo
Study the photograph carefully, look closely, its packed
with history and detail.
Brigg's Tramway is clearly visible, with someone passing the time
standing by. A horse and cart are loading/unloading
something and you can see the platform above the viaduct.
NIgel Callaghan website -
I am compiling a CD in the form of a database. This lists canal and
railway tunnels, including those in-service, disused, and those that
have been obliterated by either infilling, earthing over or opening-out.
This is a fascinating area and I really wonder just how many people
fully realise the importance of Queensbury Triangle Station as a site of
fascinating railway architecture and heritage.
Sadly absolutely nothing now remains of this place, as uncontrolled
landfill has taken place over many years and almost nothing at all
remains of the Triangle.
I would dearly have loved to have visited this place when it was
thriving and in its heyday, it had so much to offer.
A triangular Station (one of only two in the entire country) each
converging line had a signal box controlling entry into the station,
each of the three lines leaving the station entered a lengthy tunnel or
a series of tunnels, one of the station platforms was immediately above
The station itself was high in the Pennines and quite some distance from
the town of Queensbury that it served. It would have been wonderful to
have seen the station at night, all lit-up with gaslights. Also close by
and running through the triangle complex was Briggs' Tramway a rope
hauled colliery tramway.
I have much to tell about this site and area and since visiting it
I have become fascinated with its history.
You will be very disappointed and saddened if you visit the site
now, everything has gone and millions of tons of inert infill have
been dumped along the lines and their cuttings.
Station PDF download (14-11-06) : NIgel Callaghan
Click here to download Queensbury
Triangular Station pdf file
file outlining some further detail about the wonderful Queensbury Station.
Its just something I've cobbled together hoping it might enlighten new
readers and those not familiar with the area to the wonders of the site.
Sadly, as you are probably aware, Strines Cutting is currently being
infilled and Queensbury Tunnel will be lost, due to the infilling of its
airshafts. I'm pleased I was able to view it on a couple of occasions
before its finally obliterated.
map 1910 : Malcolm Mallison
Queensbury (1910 Survey)
1955 Line Closure & alternate bus services: Paul Holroyd
Click here to see selection of
railway tickets & handbills.
Queensbury Lines :
Darren Hosker c/o Paul Holroyd
Youtube from Darren Hosker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqUtzppBZp4&list=PL-iLBhpCwmO-2RcbZjQZ05YM6Spz_qorN&index=72
cycle tunnel gets £1m development funding 15-07-2020 : Paul Holroyd
image is of `The Economist` headboard to be carried by WVR service
trains over 23/24/25th May,
to mark the 60th anniversary of closure of
the former GN line. The original was carried on the last regular
See Marks Neales Facebook pages
image is of the exhibition in the VCT Museum of Rail Transport at Ingrow
which formally opens on Saturday 23rd May.
60 years to the day from when
it closed (May 23. 1955). The exhibition will be open until September.
notice of a supporting event on May 30th in the Black Dyke Mills,
station interpretation board : Richard Kunz
The interpretation boards are produced for the
Great Northern Trail by Richard Kunz.
station (21-04-13) : Mark Pennington
This view from Hole Bottom Beck shows the level (centre of shot) of
the Bradford-Keighley platforms at Queensbury station.
The gap in the middle is where the station viaduct used to be.
to Bradford Exchange via Queensbury : Dave Graham (c/o Paul Holroyd)
A simulation of the journey from Keighley to Bradford if the
line was still in use today.
Thornton to Halifax via Queensbury : Dave Graham
Following on from my Keighley to Bradford Exchange rail run on a
this video demonstrates the rail journey on the
Halifax section via Queensbury.
station facing north (21-08-05) : David Webdale
View from the top of station road.
The triangular shape of the station layout can still be seen.
The square chimney to the right of photo is just visible in the
Queensbury south jct photo at top of page.
Abutments Station road facing east
(21-08-05) : David Webdale
Note : Mark Neale
two stone abutments were part of an ill fated, never built
scheme to link Queensbury station with the village by tramway.
The local council and the Great Northern Railway Company spent
many years debating how improvements
in the route from the
station to the town
(400 m and I mile difference in height and
distance) could be achieved.
It seems that the GNR thought that the Council should finance
such improvements whilst the Council thought the GNR should!
Eventually a a few gas lamps and a fingerpost at the top of
Station Road, indicating where the station was, were provided by
At various times a tramway, and a circuitous branch line,
climbing to the town were mooted, but never built.
Station road facing west
(21-08-05) : Grahame H Beacher website -
Station house facing east
Taken from station road, the old station
house. That's my missus, she's rock hard, she'll knock you
at Station Road
Bridge at Station Road. A house is under
construction on the track bed, and the bridge is going to be a
The other side of the bridge is an industrial estate, and
covered with fencing. Taken on a 75 year old Leica.
Queensbury station facing west
View across the triangle from bottom of
Queensbury north junction (Keighley side) to the right.
Queensbury south junction (Halifax side) & cutting leading to
Queensbury tunnel is to the left.
tunnel north portal (24-02-07) : Matt c
Worsening state of Queensbury tunnel
including water feature.
The tunnel is a straight 2501 yards. see
Queensbury - Halifax entrance looks a bit Gothic arch.
tunnel (11-01-13) : Mark Pennington
Queensbury tunnel from Queensbury station, 11 Jan 2013. Note that
it is now possible to walk or cycle from Queensbury to Thornton
(behind camera!), as Sustrans has now achieved the opening of
this entire section.
tunnel Exploration - You Tube Video.
By the Leeds Historical Expedition Society
memorial (24-02-07) :
A stone memorial at the site of the station.
Today I have been down to the Queensbury Triangle and had
consequently bumped into the landowner of it who was preparing
the site for the Great Northern Railway Trail. He said to me he
had bought the land back in 1970. (Matt c)
North junction facing south
Standing on top of brow lane bridge (Once
upon a time called Brook lane) facing back toward the
See Queensbury north junction photo's at top of page.
Queensbury viaduct facing north east (June 88)
: Des Phillips
Looking across the triangle
Brow lane bridge facing east
The Keighley side crossing Brow lane
(Originally Brook lane)
Nice solid stone bridge in good fettle.
Iron bridge east junction facing east
Standing on, or near, Queensbury east
junction, facing east. This rusty but solid little iron bridge
is the only real bit of evidence on the whole site
actually any railway here at all.
Clayton tunnel is a bit
further on around the corner.
Iron bridge east junction facing east
: Grahame H Beacher website -
Queensbury east junction : Grahame H Beacher
Clayton tunnel west portal
Standing on top of a mountain of landfill,
peering down at the west portal of Clayton tunnel.
Pile of spoil from the tunnel excavations visible on top.
see Queensbury Bradford