This is one of a number of images kindly donated for use on the SCRCA project by a Friend of (and volunteer on) the Settle and Carlisle Line, Steven Horsfall. Steve’s father and friend took the images in the early 1960s, probably 1963 and show many structures that have since been removed or changed.
Mr Horsfall, snr and his colleague, Mr Peter Boocock, were members of the Halifax Cine Club who were allowed access by British Railways onto the line to record a film of the Settle and Carlisle line. The photographs that have been loaned to us were taken during their many visits made in 1963 to make that film of the railway.
The structure to the right of the image is the former booking office for Settle Junction Station. The people stood in front of the building are Peter Boocock, his wife and two sons and a young Steven Horsfall. This building has long since been removed and the area is now used for parking by the signalman and Network Rail work teams.)