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Alton station

Alton station, Staffordshire, in the 1970s. It is built in the classic Italianate style, and possibly designed by H.A. Hunt, the architect who designed Stoke-on-Trent station. After closure in the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery spoil tip, Stoke-on-Trent

A view of the Chatterley Whitfield spoil tip from the Biddulph Valley branch line to Congleton. The photograph is looking north from close to Chell Heath Road. The railway line is now a walkway into Whitfield ...

Chatterley Whitfield spoil tip, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view of Chatterley Whitfield Colliery waste tip from the Biddulph Valley branch line. The camera is looking north, with the houses on Catharine Road to the left of the photograph. This section ...

Chell from Fir Tree Farm, Ball Green, Stoke-on-Trent

This is a view east from Fir Tree Farm over the Ford Green Brook valley towards Chell Heath. Fir Tree Farm is just off Whitfield Road in Ball Green. Running towards the top of the photograph is Cornhill ...

Coal train at Cobridge station

A coal train passes through Cobridge station during 1932. The bottle ovens in the background now belong to Moorcroft Pottery, but are no longer used for firing. Cobridge was connected to the railway ...

Express at Whitmore troughs

A Birmingham to Manchester express train takes on water at Whitmore troughs in Spring 1933. Many steam engines' tenders were fitted with scoops, allowing them to replenish their water supplies from ...

Express train approaching Norton Bridge

A Birmingham to Manchester express train approaches Norton Bridge station in Summer 1932. The track to the right continued to Crewe behind the photographer, and to Stafford in the direction of the ...

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. ...

Ford Green Brook valley, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking south along the Biddulph Valley branch line. This section is between Black Bull (behind the camera) to Ford Green and the photograph was taken from the Whitfield Mill crossing. Off to the left ...

Ford Green Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Looking north east along Ford Green Road from near the junction with Chetwynd Street (on the right). Ford Green station, on the Biddulph Vallley branch, is just to the left of the level crossing gates ...

Fowlea Brook, Longbridge Hayes, Stoke-on-Trent

The view south from the bridge over the Fowlea Brook just north of Longport Station. At this point the Stoke on Trent City boundary runs along the brook: to the right is Newcastle under Lyme. On the ...

Goods yard, Stoke Railway Station

Pacific locomotive "City of Stoke-on-Trent", No. 46254 on display at the goods yard to mark the jubilee of the City of Stoke-on-Trent.

Hanley Station

Hanley station was on a sharp curve in a deep cutting just below Trinity Street, opposite the Grand Hotel. This is the view looking westwards along the line to Etruria. This was the second station ...

Level crossing on the Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent

Level Crossing and crossing house at Birches Head Road on the Biddulph Vlalley/Stoke to Leek branch line. The camera is looking south. Birches Head road was known as Horse Lane until the 1920s. The Caldon ...

Longport Station, Stoke-on-Trent

Longport Station was opened by the North Staffordshire Railway in 1848 but was named Burslem station. It became Longport in 1873 when Burslem station on the Loop Line opened. This is the view north from ...

Looking over the Potteries from Hartshill Bank

This was the view north east from the top of Hartshill Bank (at the bottom of Vicarage Road). The lower land in the foreground is the Fowlea Brook valley with the main railway line running across. Immediately ...

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