Railway Times (09/Sep/1848) - Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
The following an a brief extract from the full report.
LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE RAILWAY.
Ashton Branch. — Some further progress has been made in widening this branch for the additional line of way; about 25,000 cubic yards of earthwork have yet to be removed. The connection between this branch and the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway at Ashton has not been proceeded with, for want of the requisite powers.
Holmfirth Branch. — About one-third of the excavations are executed. The foundations for the timber viaduct are put in, and a considerable portion of the timber is on the ground. Five of the road bridges are completed and two more remain to be built. The laying of the permanent way has been commenced.
Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway. — About 90,000 cubic yards of earthwork remain to be removed. The Penistone and Denby Dale viaducts are completed. Four arches of the Lockwood viaduct are turned and the remainder are in progress. The arbitration on the land for the Paddock viaduct has been concluded, and the commencement of the works is waiting possession of the land. About six miles of the permanent way remain to be laid.