Newcastle-Under-Lyme – Its Railway and Canal History
By Allan C Baker & Mike G Fell
This is the story of canal and railway activity in and around Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire. It covers the three canals specific to the area, which include the Gresley Canal, the Newcastle-under-Lyme Lower Canal, and the Newcastle-under-Lyme Upper Canal.
It then moves on to cover the North Staffordshire Railway operations within the town, the railway to Silverdale, and various collieries and ironworks in that area. These include Knutton Forge, Silverdale Colliery, Silverdale Ironworks, Kents Lane Colliery,
and the Apedale Ironworks belonging to the Midland Coal Coke & Iron Company, with their various collieries, include Burley Pit and Minnie Pit.
The book then examines railway facilities and operations within the area, including Newcastle Gasworks, Newcastle Station and good yard, the Pool Dam branch, Hartshill, Brampton sidings.
A4 format, with 136 pages, 105 B&W photographs, 33 maps and diagrams. There are also a number of railway timetables, and the appendices include a list of locally operated industrial locomotives.