Rushton railway station

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Date:1955 - 1960 (c.)

Description:No sign of any trains as a mother and her sons wait at Rushton station on a warm day in the early 1960s.

Beyond the station platform, the level crossing remains open to road traffic.

This line once connected Macclesfield with Leek and Uttoxeter, via the Churnet Valley.

A section now operates between Leekbrook and Kingsley & Froghall as a visitor attraction and heritage railway.

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

New Information

We recently recieved information about the image from a former resident of Rushton named John Lichfield.

He wrote:

You give the period as 1960-65 but the station closed to passengers in November 1960. I think the period must be a little earlier - in the 1950s. I lived in Rushton from 1958 to 1972.

Many thanks to John for supplying this additional information.

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Source: Churnet Valley Railway

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