The Leek, Caldon & Waterhouses Railway
This is the story from 1895 down to the present day of one of the last branch lines built by the Knotty - a line which was built mainly for the limestone traffic from the North Staffordshire Railway's quarries at Caldon Low but also as a feeder service for the passenger, milk and mineral traffic to and from the Manifold Valley 'Toy Railway'. The author includes in this history the application for a light Railway Order, the uneasy alliance between the Knotty and Leek and Manifold Valley Railway, the rise and fall of traffic carried over a 75 year period, three railway strikes, and the rundown of the branch in L.M.S. and B.R. days. The book contains illustrations, many of which have not been published before, and the author hast had access to much material not previously available.
Softback, 80 pages, black & white photographs
NB Small defect to cover
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