Holmfirth Branch Line - Closure

Closure

The closure of the woollen piece warehouse, which saw little use after World War II, was one of the first antecedents of a decrease in traffic on the line. Increased competition from buses reduced revenues further and closure of the line was announced for 31 October 1959. The last passenger trains were 2-6-4Ts numbers 42116 and 42413.

The line was dismantled in 1966 and the Holmfirth booking office was soon to be demolished. The booking office site later became Kingdom Hall, a Jehovah's Witnesses church, which was built during one weekend in August 1985 by 2,500 volunteers.

Mytholmbridge Viaduct was demolished in 1976.

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