Flashback to the good old days of steam!

Passing through: The Mancunian in Brighouse
Passing through: The Mancunian in Brighouse

This beautiful sight of a steam train passing through Calderdale was captured by Brighouse photographer Stuart Black.

It was taken at 2.25 pm last Friday from Woodhouse Road Bridge, Brighouse.

“The Mancunian” ran the London Euston and Manchester London Road (now Piccadilly) route more than 50 years ago.

It was passing through Calderdale on route to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Grosmont Station.

Mr Black said he had heard a steam train would be passing and chanced his luck on the bridge along with other train enthusiasts.

“A service train had passed through and everything went quiet,” he said.

“Then, there was a noise on the tracks and it just appeared and caught everybody by surprise.

“I was pleased I managed to get a good photo of it.”

Mr Black said the train was travelling at speed and seemed to be “gliding” along the railway tracks.

“Normally, you would expect a clattering sound,” said Mr Black.