North Staffordshire Railway (Paperback)

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North Staffordshire Railway (Paperback)

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The Knotty was one of the most beloved of Britain's pre-grouping companies.

Centered on Stoke-on-Trent, at one time it carried two-thirds of the country's pottery, as well as partaking in the lucrative coal and iron trades. It began to build its own carriages and locomotives at an early date and operated an extensive canal system, as well as narrow gauge lines including the Leek & Manifold. Never a wealthy company, it withstood aggressive take-over attempts from its bigger rivals to maintain its independent existence until 1923. This book, illustrated with a wealth of rare images, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the railway’s independence.
Anthony Dawson has a lifetime’s interest in railways; he is a graduate both of the University of Bradford (B.Sc hons, archaeology) and the University of Leeds (M.Res, history). Anthony is a member of staff at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, where he puts his enthusiasm for early railways into practice as a Railway Volunteer on the replica "Planet" locomotive.
Product Details ISBN: 9781398114432
ISBN-10: 139811443X
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: September 15th, 2023
Pages: 96
Language: English
'A handy volume about a charismatic railway.', Model Rail Magazine, October 2023