The Stoke to Market Drayton Line, and associated Canals and Mineral Branches, by C.R. Lester
Book published by The Oakwood Press in 2001, 56 pages. Paperback (N6656)
This history which began as a study of the Stoke-on-Trent to Market Drayton branch and its canal antecedents, but just as one railway leads to another, so research begets research and the end product includes some account of other 'Drayton' railways, whether constructed or not. Chronologically, however, pride of place belongs to the North Staffordshire Railway or 'Knotty' as it is affectionately known. Originally published almost 20 years ago and long out of print, this reprint is now reproduced on quality art paper throughout with a four colour laminated card cover with square-backed spine. The book consists of 72 pages with 40 photographs and plans.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The book has very light spine roll along the left hand edge.