By the time these pictures were taken steam was in its twilight years on Mirfield's rails.
The London & North Western
Railway merged with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway which, along with several other smaller companies, became known as the London Midland & Scottish Railway Company in
The pride taken during the hey days of the London Midland Scottish Railway had begun to fade with the nationalization of the railways in 1948 and the creation of
British Railways, by the 1960's. This could be seen reflected in the general appearances of the locomotives and rolling stock.