SK0247 : Churnet Valley Railway, Train Arriving at Kingsley and Froghall Station

taken 1 year ago, near to Froghall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Churnet Valley Railway, Train Arriving at Kingsley and Froghall Station
Churnet Valley Railway, Train Arriving at Kingsley and Froghall Station
Train passing under Froghall Bridge as it pulls into the Kingsley and Froghall Station.

Kingsley & Froghall station is located at the current southern terminus of the line. Neither particularly near Kingsley or Froghall villages, the station was situated at the bottom of the valley near to Thomas Bolton's copper factory and regularly transported its workers to and from the factory for years.

After the line closed, the original station building was demolished in 1968 and the entire site razed to the ground shortly afterwards. The present station buildings are reconstructions, built in the early 2000s. The station building opened to the public in July 2003 and features a large waiting room, superb Victorian style tea rooms, a booking office and toilets. The Station also accommodates the headquarters and administration offices of the Railway (LinkExternal link Churnet Valley Railway).
Churnet Valley Railway :: SJ9852
A preserved railway line near Leek in Staffordshire, running from Froghall up the valley to Cheddleton with one intermediate stop at Consall, and (since 2011) on an extension to a former quarry at Cauldon Low, where as of 2012 there is no station. The society has plans to connect to the national network at Stoke-on-Trent.

The lines were originally constructed by the North Staffordshire Railway (the "Knotty"). According to one writer, "the buildings on the Churnet Valley line are of local stone, straightforwardly neo-Tudor, and effective" [Lloyd & Insall, "Railway Station Architecture", David & Charles 1978, p.17].
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Date Taken
Sunday, 30 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 31 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Railways 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 024 471 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:1.3038N 1:57.8955W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 024 471
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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