Demolition of Railway Bridge, Hopton Lane, Hopton

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Date:August 1990

Description:Pictured is the demolition of the Stafford-Uttoxeter line railway bridge which stood at the junction of Hopton Lane and Sandon Road (B5066), near Hopton, Stafford.

The Stafford-Uttoxeter line opened in December 1867, but nineteen years later the company folded and the line was then acquired by the Great Northern Company.

Passenger traffic was withdrawn in 1939, but the line was kept open for milk traffic. The high cost of maintenance proved too expensive and the line closed in 1951, having never shown a profit. It was broken up in 1959.

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Creators: Mr Ian Hazlehurst - Creator

Donor ref:IH-056 (192/32446)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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