The narrow gauge terminus at Hulme End was at the northern end of the eight mile 2' 6' gauge Leek and Manifold line from Waterhouses. As the line closed in 1934 after only thirty years use the station building has done well to survive but is now cherished by the local community. For many years the old engine shed stood alongside and the cafe that has replaced it has been built in the same style and using some of the original frames. One room in the old station building houses a fascinating collection of photos and models of the old railway line, which can be followed on foot or bicycle for its full length.
Location: Hulme End
Photographer: Mark Bartlett
Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett
Image number: 39107