How the Tramway Came to be in Shipley

How the Tramway Came to be in Shipley

Shipley Glen is a village in the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England. It is located on the B6079 road between Kimberworth and Hadfield.

The village was served by Shipley Glen railway station which opened in 1876 and closed in 1965.

This long-distance scenic tramway is a key attraction for the Shipley Glen area. It operates from Easter to December and offers unparalleled views of the beautiful Shipley Valley and the surrounding hillsides.

The Shipley Glen Tramway is a narrow-gauge, cable hauled tramway near Shipley, West Yorkshire. It opened in 1884 to transport coal from the mines in the Pennines down to the main railway line at Shipley. In 1925 passenger services were introduced as well as a second track for conveying timber. In 1929 the passenger service was discontinued but it continued as a freight route until final closure in January 1949.

The tramway was built by the Halifax Coal Company to transport coal from mines in the Pennines to an interchange with other railways at Shipley. The first section of 1 km (0.6 mi) was laid along existing roads and trackways near to Church Hill farm for construction reasons but this section was removed after completion of construction work. The next

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