SJ9853 : Platform and Signal Box at Leekbrook Junction

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

Platform and Signal Box at Leekbrook Junction
Platform and Signal Box at Leekbrook Junction
Leek Brook (Leekbrook) Junction lies at the northern end of the Churnet Valley line and is reached through the 531-yard Leek Brrook Tunnel north of Cheddleton Station. Leekbrook is also the point at which the line joins the Cauldon branch controlled by Moorland & City Railways.

The original Leek Brook Junction Signal Box has survived and is now a Grade II listed building (List entry Number: 1392398 LinkExternal link Historic England). Dating from the late 1860s, it is the oldest surviving signal box on the former North Staffordshire Railway and is one of the oldest surviving examples in the country.

There is no public access to Leek Brook Junction and passengers are only allowed to alight from trains on selected running days when the restored Signal Box is open (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)
Monday, 31 July, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 981 536 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.8204N 2:1.7800W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 981 536
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