A Quaint Little Railway

This short, silent film captures one of Britain's little lines - the Leek and Manifold Light Railway through Staffordshire. It opened in 1907, linking the villages of Waterhouses and Hulme End, and was built mainly for agricultural traffic. Passengers were a secondary consideration.

In 1934 the line was shut by the LMS. There is little in the way of recorded film material of this quaint little train, so this gem gives an invaluable insight into the railway's short life.

(1930)

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