Below are a copy of my version of The Slow Train, the original, and a small copy of my brother’s map of the old railway’s around Bradford that I used to find the name’s of lost stations.

Railways around Bradford2Small

The Slow Train to Queensbury New words by Glyn Watkins

Manningham for Menston Junction
Cullingworth
Stainland and Holywell Green

No more will I go to Bradford Exchange, Pellon or Shepley & Shelley

On the slow train from
Liversedge Central and Queensbury
No churns, no porter,
No cat and no bike,
From Armley & Worthley and Laisterdyke
We won’t be meeting again on the slow train.

I’ll travel no more from Horbury Junction to Tong & Birkenshaw
At Great Horton I’ll stand well clear of the doors no more,
No whitewashed pebbles,
No up and no down,
From Shipley & Windhill to Middlestown
I won’t be going again on the slow train.

On the main line and the goods siding,
The grass grows high,
At Idle, Pool in Wharfedale, and Manchester Road

The sleepers sleep at Hunslet, Beeston and Cullingworth,
No passenger waits on Gomersal platform of Gildersome
No-one departs, no-one arrives,
From Wilsden to Colne,
From St. Paul’s to Pudsey Greenside
They all passed out of our lives,
On the slow train,
On the slow train.

Clifton Road for Brighouse
On the slow train.
Great Horton, Clayton
Dudley Hill, Eccleshill
On the slow train.
Cleckheaton Spen

Last station stop. All change pleasse! All change!

Slow Train By Flanders and Swann

Miller’s Dale for Tideswell …
Kirby Muxloe …
Mow Cop and Scholar Green …

No more will I go to Blandford Forum and Mortehoe
On the slow train from Midsomer Norton and Mumby Road.
No churns, no porter, no cat on a seat
At Chorlton-cum-Hardy or Chester-le-Street.
We won’t be meeting again
On the Slow Train.

I’ll travel no more from Littleton Badsey to Openshaw.
At Long Stanton I’ll stand well clear of the doors no more.
No whitewashed pebbles, no Up and no Down
From Formby Four Crosses to Dunstable Town.
I won’t be going again
On the Slow Train.

On the Main Line and the Goods Siding
The grass grows high
At Dog Dyke, Tumby Woodside
And Trouble House Halt.

The Sleepers sleep at Audlem and Ambergate.
No passenger waits on Chittening platform or Cheslyn Hay.
No one departs, no one arrives
From Selby to Goole, from St Erth to St Ives.
They’ve all passed out of our lives
On the Slow Train, on the Slow Train.

Cockermouth for Buttermere … on the Slow Train,
Armley Moor Arram …
Pye Hill and Somercotes … on the Slow Train,
Windmill End.