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Passenger train passing Rudyard Lake

A Fowler 4P steam locomotive passes Rudyard Lake with a three-coach passenger service from Macclesfield in 1953. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.

Rail accident at Uttoxeter

A group of men survey the damage resulting from a rail accident at Uttoxeter station in 1890. Although this section of the line was under the control of Uttoxeter engine shed, a heavy crane was called ...

Rhyl express at Leek station

At Leek station on 15 June 1957, an unidentified 'Crab' 2-6-0 Mogul works its way to the front of the train, ready to take a trainful of passengers to the coast at Rhyl. The locomotive probably owes ...

Robson Street, Hanley

Looking down Robson Street towards the entrance to the Hanley Greyhound and Speedway Stadium (Sun Street Stadium). In the middle distance is one of the gas holders belonging to Etruria gasworks. On the ...

Royal Scot

'Royal Scot' 4-6-0 locomotive number 6166, The London Rifle Brigade, pulls out of Whitmore after taking on an unexpected royal visitor in summer 1932. A note on the back of the photograph tells us ...

Royal Scot at Etruria

In the age of steam, expresses between London and Scotland were a regular sight in the Potteries. This service, passing the gasometer at Etruria, is hauled by 4-6-0 locomotive number 46149 The Middlesex ...

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 ...

Royal Scot Express at Stoke

Royal Scot locomotive number 46101, named Royal Scots Grey, pulls into Stoke railway station with a service to London in April 1960. These distinctive red locomotives were a common sight in the Potteries. ...

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 ...

Sand train

A sand train passes Wall Grange in Summer 1988. This was the last commercial train to use this line. Some special passenger trains have been run from Stoke to Leekbrook, and the line may well open ...

The Fowlea Brook Valley from Hollywall Lane, Goldenhill

A panoramic view west from Holywall lane in Goldenhill over the Fowlea Brook Valley towards Bradwell Woods. On the left hand edge is Westport Lake and the lines of coal trucks mark the route of the main ...

Thor's Cave, Leek & Manifold Light Railway

Thor's Cave looms over the Manifold Valley in this view. Also pictured is Thor's Cave Station on the Leek & Manifold Light Railway, which served the village of Wetton and had a waiting and refreshment ...

Trent & Mersey Canal at Sideway, Stoke-on-Trent

A view south along the Trent & Mersey Canal in the Sideway area of Stoke, with, in the distance, the A frame and head gear of Hem Heath Colliery. Alongside the canal are sidings belonging to the colliery. ...

Tunstall Station and goods yard

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 ...

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