Branch Lines

Branch Line from Leek

to the Manifold Valley

ISBN:978 1 910356 01 2
First Published:25 February 2017
Authors:Vic Mitchell
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Format:Hardback
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

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£18.95


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The Leek & Manifold Light Railway was authorised and built in two parts, which were standard gauge and narrow gauge. Only the latter section is normally offered under that title, but herein is the full journey.

It passes through superb scenery and reaches into several quarries. Featured are the narrow gauge wagons that could carry standard gauge.

 

Reviews:

'This area is one of increasing interest not only to the railway historian but the industrial achaeologist. The ambitious plans of the Churnet Valley Railway look likely to further increase study of the area - a very handy book indeed.'
(The Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society, Nov/Dec 2017, No.908, Vol.93)

'A pleasing volume and a good addition to the Middleton Press 'Ultimate Rail Encyclopedia' collection.'
(Ffestiniog Railway Magazine, No. 237, Summer 2017)

'An excellent photographic record of a line of great historical interest despite the relatively short length of the route.'
(The Railway Observer, Vol.87, June 2017)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

StationsPhoto
Leek1-12
Bradnop 13-16
Ipstones 17-19
Winkhill 20-21
Caldon Low Quarry 22-28
Caldon Low Halt 29
Waterhouses 30-44
Sparrow Lee 45-47
Beeston Tor 48-53
Grindon 54-58
Thors Cave & Wetton 59-67
Redhurst Crossing 68-73
Wetton Mill 74-79
Butterton 80-89
Ecton 90-100
Hulme End 101-120

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