A RAILWAY viaduct and the land around it netted an amazing £52,000 when it went under the hammer.
Auctioneers were astounded at the level of interest shown in the Holywell Green structure.
They had estimated it would go for between £3,000 and £5,000.
Buyers were attracted more by the four acres of land that came with the lot rather than the Grade 2 listed viaduct.
Their interest forced the bidding up at the sale in a Manchester Airport conference suite.
A spokeswoman for auctioneers Pugh and Co said: "There were one or two people in the room really keen to have it."
The viaduct and land off Burrwood Way was put up for sale by Calderdale Council.
Passenger trains last went over it in 1929, on the Halifax to Stainland branch line.
Council chiefs bought the property in 1980. Liability for it now passes to the buyer.
The land has a history of being used as a sewage works and for landfill purposes.
Part of the site is leased to Yorkshire Electricity Distribution. There is also an agricultural tenancy.
A Calderdale Council spokesman said: "We are going through a property rationalisation.
"There is no need for us to maintain the viaduct for any service delivery."