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A History of the Trent Valley Railway

A History of the Trent Valley Railway

Tuesday, 12th September 2023 at 10:30

Join us for a fully illustrated history talk about the establishment of the Trent Valley Railway Company and the building of the railway including its largest single civil-engineering item, Shugborough Tunnel 175 years ago. The talk will include material held in the National Archives, Kew, the Staffordshire Record Office, and local history societies.

The talk will be given by Dave Barrett and Robin Mathams, railway enthusiasts who have been researching and writing the history of the Trent Valley Railway using a verifiable evidence approach. They are active members of the London & North Western Railway (LNWR) Society and have had several articles on the Trent Valley Railway history published in the Society’s Journal.

The talk will last approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with some additional time for questions. Places are free but admission is by ticket only as numbers are limited.

There will be two opportunities to attend the talk on Tuesday 12th September 2023 at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm at Stafford Train Station.

This talk is supported by North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and Avanti West Coast.

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