Nottingham towards Kirkby-in-Ashfield: The GCR Route 1898-1966 (Middleton)

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By David Pearce. Nottingham Towards Kirkby-in-Ashfield is an historical review of the Great Central route north of Nottingham, in the form of a journey along the line through a combination of archive and more recent black & white photographs.

The Great Central route north of Nottingham has been closed for over fifty years and has largely been obliterated from the landscape. It is hard to believe the Nottingham to Kirkby section included a marshalling yard, loco shed and several junctions as it laced its way up the Leen Valley alongside two other railway companies. It may have gone but has not been forgotten.

Nottingham Towards Kirkby-in-Ashfield traces this section of line, illustrating every station and many other items of railway interest along the way. It features many examples of passenger services and freight traffic on the route. The use of photographs taken at different points in history allows the reader to see at a glance how each location has changed over the years.

The following locations are examined in detail:

  • Nottingham Victoria
  • Carrington
  • New Basford
  • Bagthorpe Junction
  • Bulwell Common
  • Bulwell Hall Halt
  • Hucknall
  • Annesley South Junction Halt
  • Annesley Yard
  • Hollinwell & Annesley
  • Kirkby South Junction
  • Kirkby North Junction
  • Kirkby Bentinck

Over 100 photographic illustrations are accompanied by Informative captions to give further details about the history of the line. Several maps, track plans, ticket examples and other period reproductions are also included. 96 pages. Hardback.

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