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Sir George Armytage of Kirklees Hall was chairman of the L&Y.R. from 1887 through until 1918.
He would travel from Cooper Bridge Station to his office in Manchester daily.

He was provided with a private waiting room along with a private compartment on the train. This train to Manchester later became commonly known as the "The Sir George Armytage" or "The chairman".

This picture looking towards Mirfield Station was taken from the signal box that until the early 1970's used to stand opposite Lower Hopton School. The locomotive is an Aspinall class 3F 0-6-0 originally built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway in the 1890's. The loco would have also seen service under the London Midland & Scottish Railway and soldiered on into  the twilight years of steam in the 1950's & 60's with British Railways.

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