The Leeds and Selby Railway was an early British railway company and first mainline railway in Yorkshire. It was opened in 1834.
The company was absorbed by the York and North Midland Railway and the line remained in use through the subsequent NER, LNER, BR and post-privatisation periods.
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... In the song "Poor Paddy" by The Pogues, this railway is mentioned in the verse for 1843 In eighteen hundred and forty three, I broke my shovel across me knee I went to work for the company ...
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