Ackworth Station and Main Line

Those were the days!  You could catch a train from Ackworth to York, Scarborough and Cleethorpes to name just a few destinations!

Sadly the station was demolished not long after these first 2 photos were taken by Harry Miles (Local Historian and Photographer). 

The Goods Shed still stands and has been converted into two dwellings in recent years, but only the entrance to the Station car park remains on Station Road and a bungalow was built in the grounds of the old station.


Ackworth Station building was almost identical in design to Moorthorpe and Pontefract Baghill Stations, with Baghill having a longer centre section. A model of how Ackworth Station looked can been seen in transport section of our museum.

Back view of Ackworth Station.  (by Harry Miles)

Ackworth Station Platform and the opposite platform

All that remained of the Station with goods shed in distance.

(Photo by Peter Cookson)

More recent photos taken by Les Parsons, in almost the same spot as the old photo above, near the goods shed (just seen in the trees on first photo)

The Goods shed then and now after conversion to 2 dwellings.  (Above photos  of Goods shed - Clive Shorthouse)

The Signal Box near Brackenhill Junction on the main York - Sheffield Line. This was the Junction  with the Light Railway or Mineral Line which passed through the centre of Ackworth (now Dando's Way) to Brackenhill Goods Yard (now where Tarmac plant stands near Angel Inn) then on to Hemsworth Colliery at Fitzwilliam. Photo c.1940s taken from one of the Ackworth Books.

Above: Brackenhill Junction on the York - Sheffield Line near the 6 arches.

Below: More recent image taken by Les Parsons, almost alongside Brackenhill Junction.

Station Master, Jim Chambers on the right as the last train left Ackworth Station.