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Station bench and Green Man

This wooden bench once stood on the platform at Rudyard station in 1950. The face of a 'green man' from folklore looks out from the wall. This image is taken from the collection of the Churnet Valley ...

Station dog Jimmy, Kingsley and Froghall

Station dog Jimmy photographed at Kingsley and Froghall station. Kingsley and Froghall is on the Churnet Valley Line, which closed to passengers in the 1960s and to goods in 1988. Though demolished, ...

Station Houses, Consall, Churnet Valley

This photographs shows the Station Houses at Consall with well tended vegetable gardens, together with the Churnet Valley Railway Line and Caldon Canal. the houses were built in 1902. the house at the ...

Station Porter, Consall

Station porter at Consall wearing the uniform of the North Staffordshire Railway. The North Staffordshire Railway operated between 1845 and 1923, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish ...

Steam locomotive 'Toad', Cauldon

'Toad', one of the 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotives which operated with the 3ft 6in cable-operated narrow gauge line connecting Froghall Wharf to the limestone quarry at Cauldon Low, which opened in 1849. ...

Steam Omnibus

Steam omnibuses operated between railway stations and villages, towns, etc. They were slow by todays standards, having a top speed of around 20-25mph. An omnibus like this one operated between ...

Tank Engine

A small tank engine, possibly on shunting duties at Leek, awaits instruction as its driver and fireman enjoy a breather. This image is included by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.

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 last Sand Train, Oakamoor

A Yorkshire diesel shunting engine pulling a BIS (British Industrial Sand) 'Sand Train' pictured on its last day of operation on the Churnet Valley line in August 1988. Sand was carried from Hepworth's ...

Train at Leekbrook Junction

A goods train at Leekbrook Junction in August 1988. The diesel locomotive pictured is class 47 number 47532. Note the tall signal box, giving the signalman a clear view down the gradient towards Wall ...

Train at Wall Grange, near Cheddleton

A 'Special' train passing through the closed Wall Grange Station. Wall Grange Station was opened in 1873. The line was originally constructed as single track throughout from Milton Junction (where ...

Train on the Churnet Branch Line

The train is on Cauldon Branch from Leek Brook Junction and is passing the former site of Winkhill Station heading towards Leek Brook and Stoke. It has stone on board from the Cauldon Lowe quarry. In ...

Trucks leaving a pot bank

Trucks leave a pot bank fully laden with pallets and crates of wares. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.

Two girls at Froghall

Two girls at Froghall, during the mid-1940s. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.

Uttoxeter Canal remains, Denstone

The remains of the Uttoxeter Canal near Denstone. To the right is the Churnet Valley railway line. The Uttoxeter Canal was a 13 mile extension of the Caldon Canal running from Froghall to Uttoxeter. ...

Uttoxeter Carnival

A carnival character in fancy dress exchanges a model train with a member of the station staff, watched by children, parents and colleagues. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet ...

Uttoxeter fruit market

This image captures the bustle of business at Uttoxeter fruit market in around 1920. Motor and horse-drawn vehicles laden with produce vie for the attention of busy shoppers in bowler hats and flat ...

Uttoxeter station

Two North Staffordshire Railway staff pose for a photograph at Uttoxeter station in around 1900. This station was an important junction for trains to Stoke, Derby, Burton-upon-Trent, Stafford, Ashbourne, ...