A photo blog illustrating the beautiful countryside within a walk or short drive of the town of Leek, Staffordshire. The area covered includes the Peak District National Park, Staffordshire Moorlands, Cannock Chase and South-east Cheshire.
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
The attractive station at Consall is on the Churnet Valley Railway, a preserved steam line. The original station was built in 1902 but closed when services were withdrawn in 1965. Much work was done by the volunteers of the Churnet Valley Railway to restore the station. The platforms and station buildings had disappeared and were lovingly recreated in the original Victorian style. A notable feature of the station is the waiting room on the 'up' line which overhangs the Caldon Canal. (Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 10-24mm @24mm, 1/125s @ f/7.1)