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
Book Info:

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



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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.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

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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