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Biddulph Valley Branch alongside Norton Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

A view along the Biddulph Valley branch line where it runs alongside Norton Colliery, which is to the right. The spoil tips just appear on the extreme right. The photograph was taken from the Leek Road ...

Biddulph Valley Branch mineral railway at Milton Road, Stoke-on-Trent

A view north along the ex North Staffordshire Railway's Biddulph Valley Branch near Milton Road. Norton Colliery waste tip and the Ford Green Iron Works are the centre behind the line house. Much of the ...

Birchenwood Road near Packmoor, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking north east along Birchenwood Road. The photograph was taken from close to the site of Goldenhill Station, which was just behind the camera, and Birchenwood Road was originally called Station Road. ...

Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent

The view west along Birches Head Road from just before the Caldon Canal. The parapets of the canal bridge are in the centre of the photograph. Just beyond is the level crossing over the Biddulph Valley/Stoke ...

Black Bull station and Victoria Colliery aerial ropeway, Brindley Ford, Stoke-on-Trent

Black Bull Station was just north of Brindley Ford on the Biddulph Valley line, opened in 1860. The station opened in 1864 but the line was used mainly for coal and iron stone and passenger numbers were ...

Black Bull Station and Victoria Colliery, Brindley Ford

This is a view looking north from Bull Lane towards Victoria Colliery. Black Bull station buildings can be seen on the right hand side. The station was on the now dismantled Biddulph Valley Branch. On ...

Black Five at Oakamoor tunnel

British Railways 'Black Five' locomotive number 45020 emerges from Oakamoor tunnel with a passneger service in around 1960. Stanier 'Black Fives' were a popular engine choice for mixed traffic, being ...

'Black Five' bound for Llandudno

British Railways 'Black Five' 4-6-0 locomotive number 45045 prepares to meet a rake of coaches at Leek railway station. Together, they will form a service bound for Llandudno in North Wales - a long-standing ...

Boathorse Lane Valley and Line Houses, Tunstall

The view in a northerly direction from Hollywall Lane towards Line Houses. The Harecastle railway tunnels run beneath the fields in the foreground and a ventilator shaft can be seen in the left centre. ...

Bolton's copper works

Sidings at Bolton's Copper Works, Froghall, during the mid-1960s. Drums of copper wire stand on the empty tracks. Wire manufactured both here and at Oakamoor would form the first Trans-Atlantic telegraph ...

Bolton's copper works

Thomas Bolton's copper works provided much employment in the village of Froghall. The railway was essential in order to transport wound copper wire out of the valley and to destinations all over Britain ...

Bolton's copper works

Bolton's Copper Works at Froghall, around 1950. The works stands next to the Churnet Valley Railway. Although freight is now carried by road, the line now operates as a heritage railway, museum and ...

Bosley station

Bosley Station, Cheshire, pictured around 1963 and still in use. Note the Ford Anglia saloon car, the equivalent of a Ford Ka today! A semaphore railway signal stands to the left of the building. This ...

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 ...

Branch railway, Normacot

The branch railway from Normacot to Cinderhill (Park Hall)Colliery. This is the course of the line only, the track had been lifted by the time this photograph was taken.

Bridge over the River Churnet

Two smartly-dressed Edwardian men pose on a bridge spanning the River Churnet. The walkway appears to be supported by a sturdy tree trunk spanning the two river banks. As the river is prone to flooding, ...

Brookfield Foundry and Kerr Stuart engineering works, Whieldon Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view west from the Whieldon Road area towards the Brookfield Foundry. The main railway line runs in front of the buildings and behind can be seen the floodlight pylons of the original Stoke ...

Brookfield Foundry, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows what was the California Engineering Works of the locomotive builders, Kerr Stuart & Co. Railway locomotives had been produced on this site since 1892. Kerr Stuart closed down in ...