View Full Version : oakamoor Railway Sidings, staffordshire, Dec 2011

the kwan
31-12-2011, 04:18 PM
I visited this lovely place with sephiroth and Image hound, it rained all day non stop but it didnt dampen our spirits especially after seeing these beautiful carriages in a state of decay.

The sidings at Oakamoor are a relatively recent addition to the line’s history, and were first used as a siding to the quarry nearby.

The sidings are currently used for storage as part of the Churnet Valley preserved Railway.

When the line was first opened in 1849 there were no sidings at Oakamoor. The line originally ran between North Rode and Uttoxeter, primarily for heavy freight in and around the numerous limestone quarries and copper works dotted around the area.

The wet had given the wooden carriages a nice pastel type colouring

Hot tap in the first class bogs


Renovation is underway

from the track up

First class cabin


This is what happens when you Keep a bag of winegums a secret from your fellow explorers.

the buffet

thanks for looking

31-12-2011, 07:59 PM
That looks an interesting place, great shots, especially the last one! Any engines about?

31-12-2011, 08:08 PM
Looks like its getting trashed, I do like this place.... Mintz

31-12-2011, 10:38 PM
Love the under train shot mate

01-01-2012, 01:29 PM
nice one, got to love trains

the kwan
01-01-2012, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the comments...Simonix, there were two engines from what I remember but locked up with hasp and staple locks so not really accessible.

07-01-2012, 07:15 PM
Very nice, cant beat a bit of railway action!

10-02-2012, 12:20 PM
Nice shots mate, love this place! Shame about the vandals though!

Thanks for the comments...Simonix, there were two engines from what I remember but locked up with hasp and staple locks so not really accessible.
One of the engines are accessible as far as I know, has an amazing control panel inside, can PM the details if needed
Oakamoor Sidings (http://www.ukurbex.co.uk/archives/5486)

the kwan
10-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Thanks for the info UKurbex, I have since seen a report with access to the engine that you speak of and yes it is very nice too.:thumb