Tag: industrial heritage

Middleton Railway wants you to buy a brick!

Can you help Middleton Railway raise £40,000 as part of their appeal to help preserve part of South Leeds’ industrial heritage? The volunteers at the historic railway are aiming to build a ‘Running Shed’, which will enable them to provide secure, undercover storage for two operational locomotives. And they’re asking

Full steam ahead into the past for Middleton Railway

The world’s oldest working railway – a jewel in Leeds’ crown – celebrated 200 years of  steam by drawing in bumper crowds to a special event over the weekend. Middleton Railway, which runs from its station in Moor Road, Hunslet, through to Middleton Park once pioneered the engines that powered

Middleton prepares to celebrate 200 years of steam

In June 1812 the Middleton Railway became the first railway in the world to successfully use steam locomotives in a commercial environment, writes Andrew Gill. These early pioneering locomotives hauled coal from the local mine into Leeds to help fuel the industrial revolution. Since then steam has never been far

Video: Hollering Down The Beck (Holbeck Urban Exploration)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHrLN6FK9Pc&w=420&h=315] We were having a quick look through YouTube and discovered this lovely little video which  features images of abandoned industrial south Leeds heritage alongside the River Aire. There are some poignant images of the area’s past – It’s been uploaded onto YouTube by Jacobus180670. The music’s called ‘Wading