50 years ago today Pudsey Greenside and Pudsey Lowtown stations officially closed to passengers. I remember well the North Eastern Region orange enamel signs which were fixed to the doors advising passengers to use Stanningley station.
In fact, the last train had left Pudsey Greenside station on Saturday as the 7.20pm diesel multiple unit from Leeds Central went on its journey to Bradford Exchange. The moment was captured by a photographer from the Pudsey News and duly appeared in the issue for Thursday June 18th 1964. However, despite its headline which I have used for this blog posting title, it was hardly front page material for the News : being used with a simple caption on p4's Newsman's Diary.
Over the past year, I have gathered an interesting selection of source material on the line and its closure from archives, libraries, and through contact with the Pudsey Civic Society All being well this summer, I will draw it all together and write it up. Watch this space!