Midland Main Lines

Rugeley to Stoke-on-Trent


ISBN:978 1 908174 90 1
First Published:25 June 2016
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

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



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The North Staffordshire Railway was widely known as “The Knotty”, owing to its emblem containing the county’s curious cord symbols.

This route served “The Potteries”, source of much of the nations china, and also ran through extensive picturesque countryside.

The line formed part of the shortest link between London and Manchester.



'A further volume by this well known pair in the Middleton Press series. Despite this section of line being just over 21 miles there is ample interest to compile a comprehensive photographic record of the route which had connections to many industrial locations.'
(Railway Observer, December 2016)

'As usual, the volume is packed with facts contained in extended captions, and is a must for local historians or anyone researching this section of what is often a diversionary route for the West Coast Main Line.'
(The Railway Magazine, September 2017)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Rugeley Trent Valley1-3, 5-8
Great Haywood16-18
Weston & Ingestre24-29
Amerton Railway35-37
Aston by Stone38-40
Stone41-42, 45-60, 61-62
Cold Meece43-44
Wedgwood 75-78
Trentham Gardens96-100
Stoke on Trent101-120

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