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North Staffordshire Railway
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In the list below the information is set out in tabular form, spread over four columns. The column entries are -
|The Line Code used in RailRef system.
|The principal locations included within the Line Code. They are arranged in 'down' direction order. Locations shown are primarily stations and junctions to allow easy cross check against published atlases. Signal box names appear in italics where these are 'intermediate' to stations or have been shown to facilitate links from other pages on this web site. The inclusion of a station or junction name does not imply that there was always a signal box of that same name!
|The section reference used in the relevant Signal Box Register published by the Society.
|The corresponding Engineer's Line Reference(s). This will be blank for railways that never came within British Railways terms of reference. It will also be blank where British Railways had no surviving responsibility for infrastructure at the time the ELR system came into use.
|Colwich LNWR - Stoke North
datum Macclesfield Hibel Road
38m58c Colwich Junction NW180(1) Barlaston from 1972
|Norton Bridge Branch
|Norton Bridge Flyover
datum Stone Junction
|Swynnerton Junction - Cold Meece
Cold Meece Ordnance Depot
|Trentham Junction - Trentham Park Station
Trentham Park (1)(1)Trentham Gardens from 1946.
|Stoke Yard Lines
30m10c North Stafford Junction MR210(1) now Uttoxeter SB
1880s OS maps show mile posts from Stoke.
|North Stafford Junction (Burton) - Marston Junction
3m27c North Stafford Junction MR210BUB: Stretton Junction - Marston Junction
1883 OS maps show mileposts from Marston Junction
|Hawkins Lane Junction MR - Stretton Junction
datum Marston Junction
|Creswell - Cheadle
|Cheadle Branch deviation alignment
|NS015-016. Cobb (page 314) shows line from Normancot Junction to Botteslow Junction opened 1875 complete with branch to Hulme Colliery. Location sequnce: Normancot Junction - Weston Coyney Goods (Park Hall Colliery) - Adderley Green Colliery - Hulme Valley Junction - Botteslow Junction. With it is a branch from Hulme Valley Junction to Hulme Colliery.
He shows Weston Coyney - Adderley Green as shutting in 1895 (supported by OS map evidence) and Hulme Valley - Hulme Colliery closing in 1900.
Cobb's use of the name Normancot Junction is indicative of his missing the OS map evidence and the entry in the 1937 Appendix which names it Millfield Junction.
1937 and 1960 Appendices show two entries:
1. Down from Weston Coynley Park Hall Colliery to Millfield Junction,
2. Down from Adderley Green (Stirrup & Pye Colliery) to Botteslow Junction.
1900 1:2,500 OS map refers to 1. as 'Longton, Adderley Green & Bucknall Branch'.
1937 1:2,500 OS map refers to 1. as 'Adderley Green & Bucknall Branch.
1900 1:10,560 OS map marks the branch as 'Hulme Valley Branch.
|Adderley Green Branch (Millfield Junction - Botteslow Junction)
2m20c Adderley Green Stirrup & Pye Colliery
|Hulme Colliery Branch
|Churnet Valley Line
0m00c Uttoxeter East Junction NS010(1) Denstone from 1923.
(2) Alton Towers from 1954.
(3) Rudyard Lake until 1905; Rudyard from 1923, then Rudyard Lake again from 1926.
1887 OS maps shows mile posts from Uttoxeter (East) Junction
Oakamoor to Leek Brook Junction sold to North Staffordshire Railway Society on 20 March 1995.
|Rocester - Ashbourne LNWR
|Ashbourne Joint Line
See London North Western Railway NW774 for detail.
Oakamoor Junction NS020
0m00c Froghall Junction NS020
|Caldon Low Tramway
Froghall GoodsSold by LMSR to Hadfields (Hope & Caldon Low Quarries) Ltd in 1934. Subsequent owners Derbyshire Stone Quarries Ltd until 1968 and Tarmac Roadstone Holdings Ltd. Closed 1989 when BR ceased purchase of ballast from this quarry.
0m00c Leek Brook South Junction NS020 NS043SCQ3: Leek Brook South Junction - Caldon Low Junction
Mileages calculated by reference to box-box distances in 1937 Appendix.
|Leek Brook North Junction - Leek Brook East Junction
|Caldon Junction - Caldon Quarry
0m00c Caldon Junction NS026Caldon often shown on maps as Cauldon.
|Leek & Manifold Light Railway
0m00c Waterhouses (2nd)(1) Redhurst Crossing from 1923
|Biddulph Valley Line
0m00c Stoke Junction NS001 NS010(1) Gillow Heath until 1864
SCQ1 Stoke Junction - Congleton Lower Junction
CLU Congleton Lower Junction - Congleton Upper Junction
Pratt's Siding NS040
Off NS040, BR 1964-1976
|Congleton Lower Junction - Brunswick Wharf
13m33c Brunswick Wharf
|Stoke North - Longport Junction
datum Macclesfield Hibel Road
|Potteries Loop Line
0m00c Etruria Junction NS050(1) Goldenhill until 1913.
(2) Kidsgrove Liverpool Road from 1944.
|Hanley - Grange Chord
Hanley Station Junction NS051
0m60c Newfields Colliery or Wharf
|Grange Junction - Grange Wharf
0m00c Grange Junction NS050
|Longport Junction - Tunstall
|Stoke, Silverdale & Market Drayton Branch
0m00c Newcastle Junction NS050(1) aka Gordon's Siding
1937 mileages calculated by reference to box-box mileages in 1937 Appendix.
1890 OS map shows a 1 mile post from Silverdale shortly before Keele.
0m00c Apedale Junction NS060
|Pool Dam Branch
1m29c Pool Dam
|Silverdale East - Audley
datum Newcastle Junction
5m00c Keele Junction NS060(1) Audley & Bignall End from 1923.
(2) Talk & Alsager Road uuntil 1889. 1890 OS map shows mileposts from Honeywell Junction (not Honeywell Curve Junction)
|Honeywall Junction - Honeywall Curve Junction
|Diglake - Bignall Hill
Bignall Hill Colliery2 furlongs 5 chains long
|Madeley Chord Line
|Longport Junction - Macclesfield Hibel Road LNWR
16m40c mile post NS050(1) Tunstall until 1873.
(2) Kidsgrove Central from 1944, Kidsgrove from 1964.
(3) Macclesfield from 1960.
CMD2: Longport Junction - deviation point south
CMD3: deviation point south - deviation point north
CMD1: deviation point north - Macclesfield Hibel Road
CMD1 16m00c - deviation point north
CHB: Chesterton Junction - Chesterton
datum Chatterley Junction
|Summit - Kidsgrove Junction
|Macclesfield (NS-LNW) Goods Branch
0m00c Harecastle Junction (1) NS080(1) Kidsgrove from 1944.
|Lawton Junction - Sandbach [LNWR]
|Macclesfield - Marple Wharf Junction MR
0m00c Macclesfield Junction NS080(1) Higher Poynton from 1930.
(2) Middlewood Higher from 1951.
1881 OS map shows mileposts from Macclesfield.
|Macclesfield (NS-GC) Goods Branch
See London North Western Railway NW786 for detail.
|Middlewood Curve Up Flyover
See London North Western Railway NW787 for detail.