Huddersfield Examiner (18/May/1867) - Meltham Branch Railway

The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.


Meltham Branch Line.

Last Monday, some little excitement was created in Meltham, by the circumstance that, for the first time in the annals of the place, a railway locomotive ran to Meltham. The inhabitants turned out in hundreds to see the sight, and many were the congratulations that were interchanged when a railway whistle was heard for the first time in Meltham. A few of the railway officials came to Meltham with the engine, and afterwards dined together at the Rose and Crown Inn. The engine, which is fittingly termed the "Meltham," remained in the village about an hour. Its departure was witnessed by a considerable number of spectators.