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history of the south Staffordshire railway.

Clement Edwin Stretton

history of the south Staffordshire railway.

by Clement Edwin Stretton

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Published by The Chronicle) in (Stafford .
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Family History For Schools Remembrance Useful Links: The North Staffordshire Railway Inception. This section is provided for anyone unfamiliar with The North Staffordshire Railway - or Knotty as it was generally known - after the Staffordshire Knot crest initially used by the company as an heraldic device. Railways arrived here with the opening of the North Staffordshire Railway in the North Staffordshire Railway was known locally as The Knotty because it used a Staffordshire knot as the centre piece of its emblem, and despite many efforts by its much larger neighbour, the London & North Western Railway, to take it over, it remained independent until the Grouping.

The North Staffordshire Railway was a British railway company which had its roots in an early scheme to build a small plateway from the base of the Cauldon Canal up to Cauldon Quarries. Both of the two aforementioned things are still in use, with the Cauldon Canal . North Staffordshire Railway Locomotives and Rolling stock by R. W. Rush, Oakwood, , a slim volume with many photos and line drawings. North Staffordshire Wagons by G. F. Chadwick, Wild Swan, ISBN The first book on North Staffs wagons, cover most of the standard types, carefully researched.

  Staffordshire Parliamentary History Vol I, -- History of Blithfield ; Gregory King's Notebook ; The Staffordshire Hidation rd series (cont.). The Staffordshire Quarter Sessions Rolls, Vol II, --   Buy South Staffordshire Railway: Dudley-Walsall-Lichfield-Burton (including the Black Country Branches) v. 1 (Oakwood Library of Railway History) 1st Edition by Yate, Bob (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1).


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History of the south Staffordshire railway by Clement Edwin Stretton Download PDF EPUB FB2

(A short History) The South Staffordshire Railway like many Mid-Victorian railways had a short life. It came into being at a time of “Railway Mania” in the ’s/50’s many small railways sprang up, in fact over of them in this period of history.

Many were quickly absorbed into larger groups. November Volume 2 of 'The South Staffordshire Railway' (Walsall to Rugeley) by Bob Yate is now available. November a book has been published, providing an exhaustive history of the line: 'The South Staffordshire Railway' Volume 1 by Bob Yate priced at £ Re-Open Our Railway.

The South Staffordshire Line has members. The railway line from Lichfield to Walsall is a strategically important link in our. When it all began. On October 6th it was agreed that the South Staffordhire Railway Company would construct a railway line betreen Walsall and Lichfield Tent Valley with extensions netween Walsall and Bescot (to allow through running to Birmingham, Lichfield Trent Valley and Wychnor Junction (to connect with the Midland Railway).

This book is about the employees of the North Staffordshire Railway – ‘The Knotty’ – who lost their lives as a result of the First World War; of them are listed on the magnificent war memorial at Stoke-on-Trent station which was unveiled by Lord Anslow, Chairman of the company, on 15 August Before the railway.

The area of north Staffordshire known today as the City of Stoke-on-Trent was already a thriving industrial area before the arrival of the railways. The establishment of the pottery industry and the development of coal and ironstone mines in the 18th century had provided a need for materials, most noticeably clay, to be brought into the arters: Stoke-on-Trent.

Walk. The South Staffordshire Railway Walk starts at Castlecroft and runs for five and a half miles [about km] to Wall Heath passing through other villages such as Wombourne where the Railway Café is located en route.

It has an all weather surface making it accessible to wheelchairs users, pushchairs and cyclists with free car parking located at Wombourne Station and Himley : Staffordshire.

Cheadle is a small market town near Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, with a population of 12,It is roughly 11 miles (18 km) from the city of Stoke-on-Trent, 50 miles (80 km) north of Birmingham and 50 miles (80 km) south of is also around 1.

Hixon Halt and the railway. The village was connected to the rail network when the North Staffordshire Railway was routed through the area along the Trent Valley.

The station was called Hixon Halt and it was opened in two years after the railway line had first been opened in District: Stafford. Staffordshire (/ ˈ s t æ f ər d ʃ ɪər,-ʃ ər /; postal abbreviation Staffs.) is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England.

It borders Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to Constituent country: England. 'As the name suggests South Staffordshire Railway Walk was originally part of the Wombourne Branch Line built between and by the Great Western Railway Company.

However it was not very successful and passenger services were withdrawn in In the aftermath of the D-Day landings in Normandy during The Second World War it was used to transport wounded allied soldiers to various. A Short History of The North Staffordshire Railway Company The following extract is taken from the edition of The Official Illustrated Guide to the District Adjacent to the North Staffordshire Railway.

The Company was formed inwith a capital of £5, but twelve years previously a committee had been formed, to whom Mr. Staffordshire, administrative, geographic, and historic county in the Midlands of west-central England. It extends north from the West Midlands metropolitan county (centred on Birmingham) and is bordered by Shropshire to the west.

Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire to the northeast, Warwickshire. Leek (/ l iː k /) is a market town and civil parish in the county of Staffordshire, England, on the River is situated about 10 miles (16 km) north east of is an ancient borough and was granted its royal charter in It is the administrative centre OS grid reference: SJ History.

Cheadle is an historic market town dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, being referred to in the Domesday Book. It lies within the historic Staffordshire Hundred of Totmonslow: for administrative purposes, it is now part of the Staffordshire Moorlands area.

Cheadle appears in the Domesday Book as "Celle" held by the lord of the manor, Robert of Stafford, at the time the area covered 6 Country: England. HISTORY PHOTOS. South Staffordshire Water Works - Archive Photos - Thank you to Chris Pattison "Memories of Brownhills Past" - Pictures of the area around the last century by Clarice Mayo and Geof Harrington "Local History of Hammerwich" - Pictures taken from a book, Mike Smith.

Lichfield. The old railway line which was part of the old “Knotty Railway” linking Alton with Uttoxeter, Stafford and the south is now a footpath which follows the River Churnet down the length of the valley passing the Old Wire Mill and with the view of Alton Castle forming a superb backdrop.

Buy South Staffordshire Railway: Volume Two: Walsall to Rugely (including the Cannock Chase Colliery Lines) (Oakwood Library of Railway History) by Yate, Bob (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Bob Yate. This book can be found in: Transport: general interest > Trains & railways zoom South Staffordshire Railway: Volume Two: Walsall to Rugely (including the Cannock Chase Colliery Lines) - Oakwood Library of Railway History (Paperback)Pages:   It's astonishing to think that much of Staffordshire's railway structure, much of it less than a hundred years ago, has simply gone.

Stations, lines, halts, good yards and sidings were razed to. The South Staffordshire Railway - Volume One: Dudley-Walsall-Lichfield-Burton At the time of the inception of the South Staffordshire Railway (SSR), rail traffic across Birmingham was seriously impeded by the restrictive nature of the route arrangements around Curzon Street and Lawley Street stations.The next bridge you pass under carries Planks lane, a short way after this bridge there is a pathway that leads off to the left, this leads towards Wombourne village centre, A couple of meters along and there is a crossroads in the pathways, where the South Staffordshire Railway Walk crosses the Wom Brook Walk, a pathway alongside the Wom Brook.

And looking south from what would have been in the platform of Cobridge station (near Burslem). The railway went under the roadway bridge which can still .