Midland Main Lines

Rugeley to Stoke-on-Trent

TRENTHAM GARDENS BRANCH

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

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.

 

Reviews:

'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)

Book Details

Author
Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Series
Midland Main Lines
Publisher
Middleton Press Ltd
Published
25 June 2016
ISBN
9781908174901
Language
English
Format
Hardback
Dimensions
240 x 174 mm
Weight
480g
General
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Rugeley Trent Valley 1-3, 5-8
Rugeley 4
Colwich 9-15
Great Haywood 16-18
Hixon 19-23
Weston & Ingestre 24-29
Sandon 30-34
Amerton Railway 35-37
Aston by Stone 38-40
Stone 41-42, 45-60, 61-62
Cold Meece 43-44
Barlaston 63-74
Wedgwood 75-78
Trentham 79-95
Trentham Gardens 96-100
Stoke on Trent 101-120