North Staffordshire Railway






Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Crewe to Stoke-on-Trent















NoL Eurostar (now known as TGV Eurostar) on a test run on the WCML. At 14 coaches long it was not possible to capture the whole train from the ...
Charlie Niven /07/1998
BR Class 273/2 Regional or North of London Eurostar on the WCML (Stoke branch). This was the intended route for these trains to take to and from ...
Charlie Niven /07/1998



Looking North from the station overbridge at Stoke-on-Trent as the 19.07 to Crewe enjoys its scheduled 5 minute dwell time. ...
Ken Strachan 19/10/2016
A nice time of day for lighting conditions at Stoke, this time with an up 350 in the frame. ...
Ken Strachan 16/04/2016
BR Standard class 4 4-6-0 no 75047 photographed at Stoke shed (5D) in the 1960s. The locomotive was withdrawn from here in August 1967, the same month ...
K A Gray //
A well kept station, in fine Victorian style. Stoke-on-Trent on 24 April 2011. ...
Ken Strachan 24/04/2011





Kidsgrove to Macclesfield




In a path between frequent Virgin and CrossCountry expresses and with its destination blind showing its starting point, Northern Rail 323238 arrives ...
Malcolm Chattwood 22/12/2014
With the rather uninspiring design of the station just visible in the background, the more attractive proportions and detail of the well preserved ...
Malcolm Chattwood 22/12/2014


With Bosley Cloud marking the boundary of the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District, a CrossCountry Voyager traverses North Rode viaduct and the valley ...
Malcolm Chattwood 24/12/2014

A southbound Arriva XC arrives at Platform 2 as a Northern Class 323 EMU departs for Manchester from Platform 1. Macclesfield is the location and 25 ...
John McIntyre 25/09/2016
A London bound Pendolino has just passed non-stop through Macclesfield on 25 September 2016 as it heads south.
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John McIntyre 25/09/
A Euston to Manchester Pendolino calls at Macclesfield on 25 September 2016. ...
John McIntyre 25/09/2016
A nice sign, but it doesn't give much of a clue as to where the Middlewood Way starts (clue: behind the MS&L line in the background) ...
Ken Strachan 12/05/2012





Stoke-on-Trent to Norton Bridge







The preserved station at Trentham, Victoria, on the branch to Daylesford from Carlsruhe on the Melbourne to Bendigo main line. The Daylesford Spa ...
Colin Miller //
The entire station area at Trentham looking towards Carlsruhe. Passenger building to right, goods shed to left. Scattered around are various wagons in ...
Colin Miller //
The beautifully preserved station at Trentham, Victoria, in the spring sunshine on 21st September 2014. ...
Colin Miller 21/09/2014

A southbound Pendolino approaches the level crossing at Wedgwood at speed in 2009. At the time there were no stopping services at the station. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009

A London Midland service passing non-stop through Barlaston on its way south. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
Barlaston: Currently no train service operates from this station.. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009

The fine facade of Stone station, south of Stoke on Trent. The platforms to the left on the Stoke line are still open whereas the ones on the ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
A non-stopping service passes Stone on the Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent line. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
Stone looking south. The line to the left is the Lichfield route and that to the right is to Stafford. The platforms on the Lichfield route have been ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009


This junction is to the north of the former Norton Bridge station. Here the line from Stafford, to the south, divides with the West Coast Main Line to Crewe continuing north west and that to Stone and Stoke-on-Trent continuing north east. ...

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View looking south to Norton Bridge Junction, Staffordshire, in April 2008. The route to the left is to Stone and Stoke-on-Trent, that in the ...
Ewan Crawford 14/04/2008




Stone to Colwich

The fine facade of Stone station, south of Stoke on Trent. The platforms to the left on the Stoke line are still open whereas the ones on the ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
A non-stopping service passes Stone on the Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent line. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009
Stone looking south. The line to the left is the Lichfield route and that to the right is to Stafford. The platforms on the Lichfield route have been ...
Ewan Crawford 10/09/2009




A Pendolino on a Manchester to Euston service passes the site of Hixon Halt (closed 1947) and its infamous level crossing. In 1968 a Euston ...
Mark Bartlett 25/05/2012






Stoke-on-Trent to Burton-on-Trent








View across the level crossing towards Stoke-on-Trent from the platform at Blythe Bridge, which has lost most of its facilities but still has an ...
Mark Bartlett 03/10/2008






A single coach train heads towards Stoke from Uttoxeter. The west to north curve to Rocester was to the right and behind the camera and beyond the ...
Ewan Crawford 12/04/2010
Last man standing - but it doesn't look like an action movie. A BLS member who had just left the 'North Midlands Tracker' railtour awaits his onward ...
Ken Strachan 27/02/2016
View towards Derby at Uttoxeter showing the basic facilities but a rather large waiting shelter. This may be intended for racegoers traffic as the ...
Mark Bartlett 03/10/2008






Tutbury and Hatton station, looking towards Derby on 30 August. The original station closed in 1966 but reopened in 1989 with platforms staggered ...
Mark Bartlett 30/08/2015




Looking south west towards Burton-on-Trent town centre in July 2016. The hump in the road shows where the level crossing was located, with the former ...
Ken Strachan 09/07/2016







Marston Junction to North Stafford Junction








North Rode to Uttoxeter

With Bosley Cloud marking the boundary of the Cheshire Plain and the Peak District, a CrossCountry Voyager traverses North Rode viaduct and the valley ...
Malcolm Chattwood 24/12/2014









This signal box at Leek Brook Junction was derelict and boarded up for years. Now that it is restored, it looks like it has always been that way. We ...
Ken Strachan 03/02/2018

Overcoaled, overwatered, and over here. Aberbeeg's 2-8-0T 4277 and USATC 5197 indulge in a little competitive smoking at Cheddleton on 3rd February ...
Ken Strachan 03/02/2018
Progress on the water tower at Cheddleton on the North Staffordshire Railway. See image 55197. ...
John Thorn 25/07/2016
33102 Sophie at Cheddleton on the Churnet Valley Railway on 20 June 2015. ...
Peter Todd 20/06/2015
2944 Hotspur propels a 'Santa Special' into Cheddleton Station on 13 December.
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John Thorn 13/12/2014

Trains pass at Consall Station and are reflected in the water. ...
Neville Davies //
Trains pass at Consall Station. ...
Neville Davies //
Steam train is reflected in the water at Consall Station. ...
Neville Davies //
USATC 5197 makes a dramatic sight as it enters Consall station with the 16.53 to Cheddleton. The steam gala featured two American engines and one from ...
Ken Strachan 03/02/2018

Train at Kingsley and Froghall Station. ...
Neville Davies //
Who says steam engines are bad for public health? GW4277, a 2-8-0 still carrying an Aberbeeg shed plate, demonstrates its ability to provide public ...
Ken Strachan 03/02/2018
A sight to warm the cockles of your heart, and one or two other bits, given appropriate wind direction. A most excellent 'new old' station, to boot. ...
Ken Strachan 07/02/2009
Kingsley and Froghall station under (re)construction. The new building is different from the original but a fine addition. View looks to Oakamoor. ...
Ewan Crawford 11/07/2003















Uttoxeter North to West Curve


A single coach train heads towards Stoke from Uttoxeter. The west to north curve to Rocester was to the right and behind the camera and beyond the ...
Ewan Crawford 12/04/2010
Last man standing - but it doesn't look like an action movie. A BLS member who had just left the 'North Midlands Tracker' railtour awaits his onward ...
Ken Strachan 27/02/2016
View towards Derby at Uttoxeter showing the basic facilities but a rather large waiting shelter. This may be intended for racegoers traffic as the ...
Mark Bartlett 03/10/2008