Tunstall Station and goods yard

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Date:March 1964

Description:This is a view from the Boulevard near bridge over the Loop Line at Tunstall Station just before the station and line were closed. The camera is looking south towards Burslem, the next station on the line. Tunstall station had a quite extensive goods yard with sidings (off to the bottom right) serving the Alexandra flint mill and pottery.

Much used by "commuters" before the Second World War, there were 40 trains a day running between Tunstall and Stoke, with a similar number coming the other way. Train services ran from 6.00am until midnight. By the 1960s buses and cars had taken much of the passenger traffic and the station and the loop line closed at the same time in 1966. The station site and the route of the line now form part of the Potteries Greenway and a retail park covers the sidings and goods yard.

King William Street is just behind the line of carriages on the left. Behind the chimneys are (faintly) the four floodlight pylons of Port Vale's ground on Hamil Road, and further on the spoilt tips at Sneyd and Hanley.

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Creators: Mr Bert Bentley - Creator

Image courtesy of: Stoke on Trent City Archives.

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