KEIGHLEY features in a newly-published book about the golden era for Yorkshire’s railways.

Stations along what is now the Keighley and Worth Valley heritage line are spotlighted in bygone days.

Haworth, Oakworth, tiny Damems and Keighley itself are all included in The Golden Age Of Yorkshire Railways.

Author, Peter Tuffrey, has packed more than 300 photos into the hardback book. And they are accompanied by informative text.

The Keighley caption explains the extension of the Leeds & Bradford Railway (L&BR) was completed in three sections.

Firstly, a track was laid between Shipley and Keighley, finished in March, 1847.

Later that year, the rails were extended to Skipton, and finally a route taking a south-westerly direction ended the project in Colne.

The L&BR was absorbed by the Midland Railway early in the following decade, and the company rebuilt Keighley Station in the 1880s.

Oakworth Station’s film location links to the classic 1970 movie version of The Railway Children even get a mention in the pages.

The book, a prequel to The Last Years Of Yorkshire Steam, mainly covers the period between 1900 and 1948.

“It gives a fantastic glimpse into Yorkshire’s railway world in the first half of the 20th century,” said a spokesman for the publisher, Great Northern Books.

“Included is an outstanding collection of photographs gathered from postcards, original prints and glass plate negatives.

“The captions are well researched and written in a non-railway jargon manner, for the enjoyment of a wide audience.

“The pictures should be of interest well beyond the average railway enthusiast as they form a strong social history in portraying such themes as contemporary life, changing fashion and advertising slogans of the period.

“They also show the varied styles of station, bridge and viaduct architecture, as well as the way communities have changed.”

The Golden Age Of Yorkshire Railways retails at £19.99 and is available from all good bookshops and Great Northern Books at or by calling 01274 735056.