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    Default Oakamoor Railway Station, Churnet Valley, Staffordshire, August 2013

    Visited with the missus

    This was my second report of the day,
    I was going through the area and had a look on 28dl for places that had been done in the area in the past, So i found a report on this old train station that Paul Powers had done.
    I stole the history off you paul hope you dont mind mate thanks.

    I could not see any old trains when i got there, only the old train station but when i walked down the track i could see some.

    Here is a now and then set of pics

    Here is 1 i found online of a steam train

    Now here is some history

    Oakamoor railway station is a closed railway station in the Churnet Valley, Staffordshire. The station was opened in 1849 as part of the Churnet Valley Line constructed by the North Staffordshire Railway. Serving the village of Oakamoor the station remained open until 1965 when all services were withdrawn, A little north of the station, freight traffic from Oakamoor Sand Sidings continued until 1988.

    The track remains in situ as far as the sand sidings and is now owned by the Churnet Valley Railway (CVR). It is not yet in regular use, but on 21 September 2008, the first service for 20 years ran to Oakamoor with a CVR shareholders' special.

    The railway trackbed that extends down the Churnet Valley to the former station at Alton has been converted to a footpath.

    The CVR hopes to one day reach Oakamoor station as part of a project in bringing the CVR into becoming the largest preserved railway network within the centre of England.

    Now back to my shots

    Thanks for looking hope you liked
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    Default Re: Oakamoor Railway Station, Churnet Valley, Staffordshire, August 2013

    Thats gone down hill. I remember there was a load of trains? Shame oh well

    "How come the compression is so bad on all those shots man? It looks like they've been edited with a Commodore 64." JST

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