John Speller's Web Pages Stoke Station

John Speller's Web Pages - North Staffordshire Railway
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Stoke-on-Trent was perhaps unique among British municipalities in being a major rail center that belonged to a single railway. There were other important rail centers of which this was true, Taunton, for example, but these were barely a tenth the size of Stoke. The North Staffordshire Railway was centered on and headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent, also the center of the English Potteries region.
Stoke station, designed by Sir Henry Arthur Hunt (1810-1889). The room with a bay window over the main entrance was the North Staffordshire Railway's Directors' Board Room. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Map of lines around Stoke-on-Trent. North Staffordshire Railway marked in purple, London & North Western Railway West Coast Main Line shown in red
Ex-LMS 4-6-2 No. 4633 "Duchess of Sutherland" at Stoke station in July 2004. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons
Stoke station in a postcard view of around 1905. Apart from the removal of one set of tracks and of the smoke baffles it remains almost unaltered in the above view in the twenty-first century
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