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The Great Central Railway opened a massive hump marshalling yard at Wath-upon-Deane halfway between Doncaster and Barnsley, where there was also a connection with the Hull & Barnsley Railway. This was the first really large hump yard in Britain. Wath was also later included in the LNER's Manchester to Sheffield electrification scheme. Images on this page are from an article by John T. Lawrence in the Railway Magazine for 1908.
Plan and Gradient Profile of the Wath Hump Marshalling Yard. Right click and select "view image" to enlarge
Robinson's massive 3-cylinder Class "T" (LNER Class "S-1") 0-8-4T No. 1173, one of four locomotives built in 1908 for shunting in the Wath Yard
Push-button console operating the pneumatically controlled points in the Wath Yard
A train entering Wath Station during the floods of 1903
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