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Leek and Manifold Valley Light Railway

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of Derby Street, Leek.

  • Using a 2ft 6ins gauge this line ran for nine miles from Waterhouses to Hulme End in Staffordshire. It opened for passengers in 1904. [1]
  • 1899 The company was incorporated under the Light Railways Act, 1896.

Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia