Peter Kirton had a long and successful career on the railways. He started work as a train recorder at Goose Hill Junction signalbox just south of Normanton where the old Manchester and Leeds route diverged from the Midland Main Line.
Later he was a relief signalman based at Woodlesford from 1963 to 1968. He went on to be Chief Trains Inspector on the East Coast Main Line and retired in 1993 from a job at the headquarters in York. He published several books including his railway autobiography – Proceed at Caution. Peter passed away in May 2011 at the age of 76.
Here he talks about his early career and of his time at Woodlesford.