The photographs on this page were taken by John Dawson between 1968 and 1970 just before Water Haigh colliery closed. John was a member of the Leeds University Railway Society and organised several officially recognised visits when he and his fellow members were allowed to roam around the pit top. After closure “Elizabeth” was transferred to Savile colliery at Methley in 1970 but is reported to have been unpopular with drivers due to its long wheelbase. In 1971 “Whit No. 4” was taken to Prince of Wales pit at Pontefract hauled by a Class 31 diesel locomotive. Another loco, S101, was scrapped on site at Water Haigh in 1969.