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Cheddleton railway station

This image shows Cheddleton railway station, around the year 1960. This Victorian station was designed by A.W.N. Pugin, and built in 1849. It is one of only three original stations still surviving ...

Cheddleton Station

Cheddleton Station stood on the Churnet Valley line of the North Staffordshire Railway. The station was built in 1849 in a typical N.S.R. picturesque Tudor style. Since 1978 it has been the home of the ...

Cheddleton Station

Cheddleton Station stood on the Churnet Valley line of the North Staffordshire Railway. The station was built in 1849 in a typical N.S.R. picturesque Tudor style. Since 1978 it has been the home ...

Churnet Valley, near Consall

A steam locomotive pulling a train of six carriages is leaving Consall Station on the Churnet Valley line. Alongside is the Caldon Canal with a working narrowboat. The hillside on the right is Kingsley ...

Coach service at Alton Towers

The 20th Earl of Shrewsbury in the driving seat of his 'Greyhound' coach, in front of Alton Towers, one of his family homes. During 1892 and 1893 the Earl ran a daily coach service between Alton Towers ...

Coal train at Cobridge station

A coal train passes through Cobridge station during 1932. The bottle ovens in the background now belong to Moorcroft Pottery, but are no longer used for firing. Cobridge was connected to the railway ...

Combridge Crossing House, near Rocester

Combridge Crossing House. By the time of this photograph the railway had been dismantled and the house was a domestic dwelling, named 'Inglenook'. The track formerly ran past the bay window and had been ...

Consall Railway Station

Consall railway station on the Churnet Valley Railway line. The station was closed in 1965 and then rebuilt in 1998-2002 and is now in use as a functioning station to serve the passengers using the service ...

Consall Station

View of the up waiting room at Consall Railway Station, looking towards Cheddleton. Unusually, it is supported by a cantilever holding it above the Caldon Canal. In the distance can be seen the Black ...

Consall Station

Consall Station, looking north. The station opened in March 1902 to serve the small rural community at Consall. Note the waiting room on the right overhanging the Caldon Canal. On the left is an earth ...

Consall Station

View of the down platform and station buildings at Consall Railway Station, looking towards Cheddleton. Consall stands on the Churnet Valley Line of the North Staffordshire Railway and was opened ...

Delivering wares

Crates of wares, packed with straw, are unloaded from a North Staffordshire Railway truck. Crate-making was an auxilliary trade that served the pottery industry. Fragile finished wares needed protection ...

Denstone Railway Station

Denstone railway station and level crossing on the Churnet Valley line. The station building was built in 1873 and closed in 1965. Wicker baskets are stacked behind the station worker and a small boy ...

Denstone Railway Station

Denstone Station stood on the Churnet Valley branch of the North Staffordshire Railway. It was originally built in 1849 for the Heywood family of Denstone.

Express at Whitmore troughs

A Birmingham to Manchester express train takes on water at Whitmore troughs in Spring 1933. Many steam engines' tenders were fitted with scoops, allowing them to replenish their water supplies from ...

Express train approaching Norton Bridge

A Birmingham to Manchester express train approaches Norton Bridge station in Summer 1932. The track to the right continued to Crewe behind the photographer, and to Stafford in the direction of the ...

Flooding at Oakamoor

A group of men ride away from a line of cottages in a small boat. Jack Heath is the man on horseback assisting in the rescue of the Finney family, during the 1927 flood. This image is included by kind ...

Fowler 2-6-4 leaves Rocester station

British Railways 2-6-4 locomotive, number 42355, hauls its train away from Rocester station on 19 June 1954. This service is en route from Uttoxeter to Macclesfield. The class 4P locomotive was ...