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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.
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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 holiday destination for people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire. A long pr...
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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, allowing passangers to disembark and watch operations as the engine took on water. This i...
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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 railways. This image is featured by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.
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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 supermarket. Noawadays, the petrol station is reached from the supermarket car park by pa...
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A British Railways Standard Class locomotive, 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 to agricultural goods and goods manufactured in the cotton mills of the town...
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This photograph shows a 2-6-0 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 Valley Railway.
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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 is included by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.
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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 Works. This image is included by kind permission of the Churnet Valley Railway.
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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.
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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 for from Stoke shed to assist with the removal of the wreckage. This image is included by...
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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 its nickname to the crab-like motion of its intricate pistons. 'Crabs' gave sterling servic...
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