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Royal Scot express at speed

During the 1930s, the London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) prided itself on its swift service between London and Scotland. A spirit of intense competition with their east coast counterparts, the ...

Sacred Heart Church from the Scotia Lane area, Tunstall

The camera is looking north east from the area of the Scotia Colliery spoil tip towards the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church on Queen's Avenue in Tunstall. The photographer, Bert Bentley, noted that ...

Signal box, Cold Meece

The signal box at Cold Meece pictured before its demolition in 2017. Cold Meece railway station was built in by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway to serve ROF Swynnerton, a Royal Ordnance filling ...

Steam locomotive at Stafford Station

Ex-London Midland Scottish Patriot class locomotive 45506 'The Royal Pioneer Corps' at Stafford Depot coaling stage. To the left is the Great Northern bay for Derby and Nottingham trains and beyond is ...

The English Electric Company and the LMS 10000

The LMS (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) Diesel Electric Locomotive No 10000. The locomotive was designed by the LMS Chief Mechanical Engineer, H G Ivatt. The English Electric Company was ...

The English Electric Company and the LMS 10000

The LMS (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) Diesel Electric Locomotive No 10000 under construction at Derby Railway Works. The locomotive was designed by the LMS Chief Mechanical Engineer, H G ...

The English Electric Company and the LMS 10000

The LMS (London, Midland and Scottish Railway) Diesel Electric Locomotive No 10000. The locomotive was designed by the LMS Chief Mechanical Engineer, H G Ivatt. The English Electric Company was ...

The Lancer at speed

'Royal Scot' 4-6-0 locomotive number 6155, named The Lancer, pictured at speed on a summer's day in 1947. The locomotive is passing Whitmore water troughs, at the summit of a gradient between Stafford ...

The main railway line near Harecastle

Looking north along the track of the old LMS line as it passes through Chatterley, taken from the Ravensdale Lane road bridge. The higher ground of Harecastle is straight ahead. This photograph was taken ...

The Trent Valley Railway Station, Rugeley

The station was on the main line from Rugby to Stafford. The station building was erected by the London & North Western Railway (LNWR) in 1870. The building was demolished in the 1960s, and replaced ...

Trent Valley Railway Station, Rugeley

Pictured taking a break are Bill Stephens (left) and Jim Large (right), Railway Porters at Rugeley Trent Valley Station. Jim worked at the Station for 10 years until he left in 1958 to work for the Lancashire ...

Trent Valley Railway Station, Rugeley

The station was on the main line from Rugby to Stafford. The station building was erected by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) around the middle of the 19th century. The building was ...

Water troughs

A Colwyn Bay to Walsall express train passes over the water troughs at Whitmore in the Autumn of 1933. Many steam engines were fitting with scoops on their tenders, allowing them to replenish their ...

Weston Station

This postcard view of Weston Station is dated 22 April 1951. For many years there were two Stations in the village of Weston. In the photograph is Weston Station (looking towards Colwich) also known ...

Whitmore troughs. Circa 1930.

A fine view of the water troughs at Whitmore level on the Stafford-Crewe section of the former London & North Western Railway Co metals. A mixed goods train speeds through, but not taking on water. ...

Worthingtons Brewery, Burton-on-Trent.

View perhaps from the High Street crossing box. Men are loading wagons beside the Worthington Ale Dock, and a Worthington private wagon is visible sticking out from the run through the dock.