Knotty Rail Motor

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Description:Early attempts at motorising the railways met with varying degrees of success.

Built by Beyer & Peacock, the Knotty Rail Motor combined a locomotive and carriage in one unit.

The North Staffordshire Railway operated three of these vehicles from 1905 until 1927, mainly on the Potteries Loop Line.

By this time electric trams had also disappeared as buses took over as the major convayer of passenger traffic in the Potteries.

Only third class was available, and only hand luggage was allowed.

This image is included by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.


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Source: Churnet Valley Railway

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