SJ9050 : Canal and disused railway at Milton, Stoke-on-Trent

near to Milton, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Canal and disused railway at Milton, Stoke-on-Trent
Canal and disused railway at Milton, Stoke-on-Trent
The new housing by the canal contains various styles of dwelling, all roads being named after precious stones.

The seventeen mile Caldon Canal was opened from Etruria to Froghall in 1779, and extended to Uttoxeter in 1811, though this extension only operated until the late 1840s. The canal has seventeen locks and the 69 metre long very low Froghall Tunnel, unusable by many narrowboats.

The former North Staffordshire Railway line from Leek and Cauldon Low looking towards Stoke. The line was opened in 1867, and the last freight was carried in 1988. Passenger service ceased in 1965. The track has never been taken up, and the route has recently been purchased by the Moorland and City Railways Company, who have already opened part of the line to Cauldon Low Quarry, and hope to join the main line at Stoke, thus reopening the line here at Milton.
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Friday, 27 May, 2011   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 3 July, 2011
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Housing, Dwellings  Railways  Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 900 507 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.2212N 2:8.9972W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 900 507
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