Pontefract Monkhill, c1969
This is an acquired image, as opposed to one I took, however it contains much of historical significance. Firstly the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway station building on the right hand platform is in the process of being demolished, with debris littering the platform. However the coal yard appears to be still receiving trains, as a rake of mineral wagons is seen in the siding nearest to the main line. I have seen shots on Flickr with the building still in tact in November 1969, and gone in August 1970, so this picture was taken sometime between those dates.
In the distance, a DMU approaches with a local train from Goole or Knottingley to Leeds, on to the left, a split box Class 37/0 is seen on the Down Goods line with the 6K78 coal trip formed of a variety of coal wagons. At this time, the Down Sidings are in use with a rake of HTV hoppers stabled at the time.
Sadly I'm not aware who the photographer is, however I would love to know.