Mark Neale, author of the recently-published book Along Familiar Lines, which looks at the history of the former Great Northern Railway system in the Bradford area, has come across this photograph which gives an insight into Bradford life around 1930.

The line which linked Shipley and Windhill with Bradford Exchange by way of Thackley, Idle and Eccleshill closed to passengers in 1933, therefore photographs of passenger trains on the line are rare.

Mark has recently unearthed a collection of photographs, one of which shows passengers alighting from a Bradford train at Eccleshill, probably at the end of a working day.

Most of the men in the photograph are wearing bowler hats or trilbies, and are probably wool-trade businessmen returning to their suburban homes.

The photographs are likely to be included in a further book next summer.

Along Familiar Lines (£3.50) is now available at Waterstones, Bradford, where Mark will be signing copies on Saturday (11am until 1pm) and at Embsay Station on the Yorkshire Dales Railway on Sunday (noon until 2pm), and then at Buffers railway gallery and coffee shop, near Bolton Abbey.