Stoke-on-Trent - photo of the week
Hanley railway station on the Potteries Loop Line
photo: July 1933
reproduced under licence - copyright © English Heritage/NMR Aerofilms Collection
Etruria Road runs by the Grand
Hotel, running over the railway line.
the road at the bottom right is Clough Street
the Grand Hotel appears in the top left corner of both photos
Bing Maps 2011
Hanley station "in a deep cutting and on a very sharp curve"
|The curve of the track was on a very tight 175 yards radius which limited the size of locomotives which could run on the loop line.|
This original line terminated in a station on the south side of Trinity Street (shown in green) - on the opposite side of the road from the Grand Hotel.
When the loop line was taken on to Burslem the line was run under Trinity Street and a new station (shown in light blue) was built in a deep cutting next to the Grand Hotel
photo: The Warrillow Collection - Keele University Library
many of the features on
the 1898 map above can be identified on this photo
contents: 2011 photos