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Alton Towers Special, Rocester

A British Railways Fowler 2-6-4 locomotive approaches Rocester station with an Alton Towers six-coach special in the late 1950s. After the Second World War the village of Rocester was chosen for the ...

'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 ...

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 ...

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph, looking north east, shows the mineral railway line serving Chatterley Whitfield Colliery. The bridge in the centre carries the line over Chell Heath Road and the houses on the extreme ...

Etruria Station, Stoke-on-Trent

The view from Etruria Station looking south along the up line. On the left are the gas holders of Etruria gasworks. The train of tankers is heading towards Stoke. Etruria Station opened in 1848 by ...

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 ...

Ian Allan Potteries Express. Circa 1959.

The Ian Allan Potteries Express train, hauled by a 2-6-0 steam engine No 42922, enters Leek station with a train full of railway enthusiasts bound for Macclesfield. The train stopped here for a while, ...

Ian Allan Potteries Express, Leek

This photograph shows the engine, number 42922 that hauled the Ian Allan Potteries Express enthusiasts' train. Here it takes on water at Leek station on a warm spring's day. The coach had large viewing ...

Leek goods yard

A dirty Standard Class 4 locomotive numbered 75030 pulls away from Leek yard in Staffordshire with an empty load of wagons. This picture was taken in 1966 when steam was becoming a rarer sight on Britain's ...

Leek railway station

A passenger service leaves Leek station on a wet day in 1960. Leek, in Staffordshire, was a mill town, hence one of the tall factory chimmneys still standing. The station is now the site of Morrisons ...

Leek station

A British Railways Ivatt Class 2, number 46430, pictured at Leek station, Staffordshire in June 1957. Leek station had a goods yard, and all manner of goods passed through, from coal mined in the Potteries ...

Locomotive, possibly at Meir

A 2-4-0 engine with a train of second and third class carriages on the Stoke to Derby line, possibly at Meir station circa 1900. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway....

Longton Railway Station

An aerial photograph taken on the 22 September 1961 from the top of Harvey’s chimney shows a steam locomotive leaving Longton Railway Station. Longton Station opened on the Crewe-Derby line of the North ...

Longton Station, Baths Road, Longton

Longton Station was opened in August 1848 and stood on the Crewe-Derby line of the North Staffordshire Railway.

Mixed goods passing Norton Bridge

This photograph shows a LNWR 4-6-0 engine hauling a rake of mixed goods in the vicinity of Norton Bridge on the "down" Stafford to Crewe line. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet ...

Passenger service at Leek station

A passenger train stands at Leek station in 1928. The locomotive is an 0-6-0 tank engine. Because it has only two carriages it is probably a local service between Leek and Uttoxeter. This image ...

Passenger train at Oakamoor

A three-coach passenger service approaches Oakamoor in around 1957, hauled by Stanier class 4P steam locomotive number 42663. Note the spur line to the right, heading into sidings at Bolton's Copper ...

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