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Hanley Station

Hanley station was on a sharp curve in a deep cutting just below Trinity Street, opposite the Grand Hotel. This is the view looking westwards along the line to Etruria. This was the second station ...

Hednesford Railway Station

A 'pannier-tank' steam train waiting to depart in the direction of Cannock. The road bridge passes over the tracks in the background. The Booking Hall was reached from the far side of the road. The ...

Home Guard, Cheddleton Railway Station

No. 1 Squad, No.38 (Railway) Platoon, 'F' Company 5th (Leek) Staffordshire Home Guard, winners of the Field Firing Competition in 1943, pictured outside Cheddleton Station.

Level crossing on the Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Level Crossing and crossing house at Birches Head Road on the Biddulph Vlalley/Stoke to Leek branch line. The camera is looking south. Birches Head road was known as Horse Lane until the 1920s. The Caldon ...

LMS Railway Line, Penkridge

This postcard view looks north from Bungham Lane bridge along the railway tracks towards Penkridge Station. The line was built by the Grand Junction Railway which opened in 1837. In 1846 it became ...

Locomotive No82, Leek Station

A Stanier 2-6-2T locomotive number 82, pictured with a driver and guard at Leek railway station. This locomotive was built at Derby for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1935. This photograph ...

Longport Station, Stoke-on-Trent

Longport Station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway in 1848 but was named Burslem station. It became Longport in 1873 when Burslem station on the Loop Line opened. This is the view north from ...

Looking over the Potteries from Hartshill Bank

This was the view north east from the top of Hartshill Bank (at the bottom of Vicarage Road). The lower land in the foreground is the Fowlea Brook valley with the main railway line running across. Immediately ...

Looking west from Hollywall Lane, Goldenhill

The view west from Hollywall Lane over the entrance to the old Harecastle railway tunnel. The houses in the foreground are on Boathorse Road (or Lane) and beyond the house and barns of Yeld Hill Farm. ...

Madeley Signal Box

Situated on the West Coast Main Line, this signal box was built by the London, Scottish and Midland Railway in 1930. It continued in use until 2004. From the County Archaeology photograph collection ...

North Street, Stoke-on-Trent

A view along North Street from the entrance to the railway goods yard. To the left is Cliff Vale Terrace (now part of North Street) with the light of the goods yard to the right. This is now the route ...

Rail Bridge collapse, Rugeley

On 15 January, 1928, the bank carrying the railway line between Rugeley Town railway station and its junction with the main line at the Trent Valley station collapsed at the bridge over the Trent & Mersey ...

Railway bridge collapse, Rugeley

On 15 January, 1928, the bank carrying the railway line between Rugeley Town railway station and its junction with the main line at the Trent Valley station collapsed at the bridge over the Trent & Mersey ...

Railway line, near Rugeley

London Midland and Scottish railway line and signal box from level near Rugeley.

Railway line, near Rugeley

London Midland and Scottish railway line and signal box from level near Rugeley.

Railway line, near Rugeley

London Midland and Scottish railway line and signal box from level near Rugeley.

Rocester Station on the Churnet Valley line

Once rail services were withdrawn in the 1960s, many railway buildings became neglected and derelict, as seen here at Rocester. Only a few railway workers houses remain as private dwellings. However, ...

Royal Scot

'Royal Scot' 4-6-0 locomotive number 6166, The London Rifle Brigade, pulls out of Whitmore after taking on an unexpected royal visitor in summer 1932. A note on the back of the photograph tells us ...