Yorkshire Post (21/May/1949) - This World of Ours: Bus Ousts Train

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Bus ousts train

The Meltham passenger train service. beaten by the bus service, ends to-night. It began 80 years ago, when private enterprise marked the occasion with a dinner party at the Rose and Crown, Netherton, but there will be no such goings on to-night, when the nationalised 7.25 will pull out for Huddersfield without fuss or ceremony.

Mr. F. C. Creaser, of Meltham, who will be 91 next month, travelled to Leeds yesterday to make a recording for the B.B.C. feature "Up to Date," concerning the closing of Meltham Station to passenger traffic.

Mr. Creaser travelled in the first train from Meltham to Huddersfield in 1869.

Some time ago I recall browsing over the Meltham station's lost property book, and among the more unusual entries was one recording the finding in a train compartment during 1873 of a bow and two arrows.