The Cromer Express in 1933
behind an ex Midland Compound passing Thomas Bolton's factory.
Cheddleton Signal Box - date
and photographer unknown.
42668 waiting to depart North
from Consall - Photo: H.Bode
box shortly after arrival at Cheddleton, date of shot unknown.
Class 47 number
47532 on what was supposed to be the last sand train to Oakamoor
but turned out not to be the case. Date to be added later.
The first piece
of NSRS track ever laid at Cheddleton - date unknown. Note the
"bitty" sand train passing in the background
from 44422 passing over Station Road bridge on the rear of a sand
train.The train was propelled by Class 24 No. 24084 date circa
19th September 1975.
tender at Cheddleton alongside where the loco shed now stands.
The crew (LtoR) Euan Jennings, Keith Broomhall and Tony Hancock.
The two gentlemen in the background are from B.R and one was,
I think, a Mr.Tranter? Note the sand deposits from stopping trains.
In 1972 a special
train was run from Stoke-on-Trent visiting local branch lines
long closed to passenger traffic. The tour was much promoted by
BBC Radio Stoke who broadcast live from the train as it trundled
around the valleys. The NSRS was later to run a series of specials
under the same title.
of a Knotty Rambler this time to York and Scarborough, it is assumed
that this was a DF special?
of two Mk 1 carriages out of service on the North Wales Coast
line was an important landmark in the development of the C.V.R..
The coaches were built by Metro Cammell in 1953 and came dual
heated as M15207 and M15208. Delivery was by rail behind a class
25 diesel, number unknown, on 27th January 1976.
This shot shows
one of the, then, two class 08 shunters manoeuvring "Josiah
Wedgwood" around Cheddleton yard. In the background is Elton
Crossing signal box and the boilers from (L) 44422 and 80136.
Also visible on the right is the body of an original N.S.R. four
2-6-4T Class 4 number 80136 was rescued from Barry Island in August
1979 and restored, over many years, to full working order. This
shot shows the overhauled frames and wheels awaiting the return
of the boiler.