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Bradwell Woods and Fowlea Brook, Tunstall

Looking south west over the Fowlea Brook towards the higher ground of Bradwell Woods. The photograph was taken from near the end of Watergate Street by Copp Lane. Running across the centre is the main ...

Cobridge Station and Moorcroft's Pottery, Stoke-on-Trent

A photograph looking northwards along Sandbach Road in Cobridge taken from the junction with Leek New Road. Moorcoft's pottery factory is in the centre, the home of the company since 1913. On the ...

Colwich Old Signal Box

Pictured in the Old Signal Box at Colwich are (left to right): David Buckley, Telephone Attendant and Gordon Axten, Signalman ('Box Lad'). David lived in the railway cottages nearby to the Stoke-on-Trent ...

Colwich Old Signal Box

Interior of the 'Old' signal box at Colwich. On the right are manual levers with the mimic diagram above.

Councillor Charles Jones, Mayor of Stafford

Stafford’s Mayor and Signalman, Councillor Charles Jones, is seen at work in No. 5 signal box near Stafford Station. Councillor Jones was Mayor of Stafford during 1953 and 1954 and he is pictured having ...

Duke Street, Fenton

This photograph was taken east of Duke Street alongside the railway line to Longton and Stoke. Longton is towards the top. The building on the right stands on the site of Oldfield's old colliery, brick ...

Embankment collapse, Main Road, Colwich

Crushed vehicles being removed after the railway embankment collapsed at Main Road in Colwich on the evening of 13 December 1954. In the background can be seen the railway bridge and signal box and beyond ...

Fenton Manor marlpit, Fenton

This photograph was taken looking southwest over the marl pit towards Boothen. On the extreme right hand edge of the photograph are two of the floodlight pylons at the old Stoke City Victoria ground. ...

Granville Street, Mount Pleasant, Fenton

The camera is looking east along Clarendon Street from near the corner with Sutherland Road. Clarendon Street was known as Granville Street until the 1950s. At the top is the signal box on the Stoke to ...

Hartshill railway station, Stoke-on-Trent

A photograph taken from a wagon in the siding at Hartshill and Basford Halt. The camera is looking west towards the mouth of the tunnel taking the line to Newcastle. The station, opened in 1905, was on ...

Installing the new signal box, Colwich

The installation of a new London Midland Railway Type 15 electro-mechanical signal box on the Trent Valley line at Colwich. An old LNWR signal box and steam locomotives can be seen in the distance. A ...

Last Rail Journey on the Stafford to Uttoxeter Line

The Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area) ran the last train on the Stafford to Uttoxeter line on 23 March 1957. This Staffordshire Newsletter picture was taken as the last train arrived at Chartley ...

Lichfield City Railway Station

There are two railway stations in Lichfield and this postcard view shows Lichfield City Station on Station Road in the city centre. There is British Rail signage on the centre building and the picture ...

Madeley Road Station, Madeley

This is the closed station at Madeley Road. This view looks east towards the West Coast Main Line. The station, on the line from Stoke-on-Trent to Market Drayton, was opened by the North Staffordshire ...

Newfields Junction on the Potteries Loop Line, Tunstall

The photograph was taken from the bottom of Machin Street in Tunstall, looking north along the Potteries Loop Line. The single track Newfield mineral branch goes off to the left to Newfield Wharf. The ...

Pals at Colwich Junction Signal Box

The photograph, taken by Jones, photographer of Bow Street, Rugeley was used in a local newspaper article featuring Herbert Shelley of Colwich and his Army pal of 45 years, Len Cleminson from Essex. ...

Percy Buckley at Stafford Common Signal Box

Percy Buckley is pictured by Stafford Common Signal Box wearing his uniform on the day he retired from British Railways after 51 years’ service. His final job with BR was as Yard Foreman at Stafford ...

Potteries Loop Line, Cobridge

The view north from the Sneyd Street bridge over the Potteries Loop Line. Leek New Road bridge is the centre, with the advertising hoardings along to the left. On the right hand edge is the Progress Foundry ...

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