Station Pilots in Yorkshire

alexl92

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Inspired loosely by another thread, can anyone tell me which stations in North and West Yorkshire would have had station pilots and what types of locos would have been in grouping days (1923-48) and BR Steam era? I'm particularly interested in the likes of Leeds, York, Huddersfield and Halifax but interested to hear of any others. How big did a station need to be to have a pilot?
 
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Inspired loosely by another thread, can anyone tell me which stations in North and West Yorkshire would have had station pilots and what types of locos would have been in grouping days (1923-48) and BR Steam era? I'm particularly interested in the likes of Leeds, York, Huddersfield and Halifax but interested to hear of any others. How big did a station need to be to have a pilot?
1950s:
Leeds Central (the GN and L&Y station) had no specific station pilot, but different locos were used between ECS moves to/from Copley Hill. Copley Hill 74 (a J50) was the nearest thing to a station pilot in 1957/8 as it was available 0420-0622, 0910-1200,1330 to 1758, 1838-2042,2145-2312 and 2345 to 0100.
I asked on here about Leeds City (the NE, Midland and LNW station) and the feedback was similar; locos used between other duties.
 

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1950s:
Leeds Central (the GN and L&Y station) had no specific station pilot, but different locos were used between ECS moves to/from Copley Hill. Copley Hill 74 (a J50) was the nearest thing to a station pilot in 1957/8 as it was available 0420-0622, 0910-1200,1330 to 1758, 1838-2042,2145-2312 and 2345 to 0100.
I asked on here about Leeds City (the NE, Midland and LNW station) and the feedback was similar; locos used between other duties.
Slightly off topic but I think Leeds after the 1960's rebuild had a class 08 that used to spend time idling in the low numbered bay platforms. There was a centre road with no platform (Between the then 2 and 3) - usually with some vans and the 08. Late 60's early 70's

The bays for Bradford, Skipton, Ilkley etc were 1, 2 and 3. 4 was the east bay at the other end. 5 was the full length through. 6 was a short through facing 5 that had a cut out at the west end - that was 7.
8 and 9 were a pair of throughs. 10 and 11 were 2 bays, one each way. 12 was a through outside the train shed. Some goods lines between 12 and the south of the viaduct.
North of 1 were some parcels platforms. Think the old LMS canopies from that are now used for current plat 1
 

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York used J72s during the fifties, up until 1961 when diesel shunters replaced them. One of the stud, 68736 was given a coat of green livery.
 

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York used J72s during the fifties, up until 1961 when diesel shunters replaced them. One of the stud, 68736 was given a coat of green livery.
York had a specific issue that heavy northbound trains needed assistance, which justified a dedicated carriage pilot.
 

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