Country Railway Routes

Ambergate to Mansfield

including the Midland Railway - Butterley

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

Much of the route is still open but there are many views that need explanation to be enjoyed fully. They are enhanced by the river Erewash being nearby. The Midland Railway is full of interest, an outstanding pleasure.


'These superb books just keep on coming! Four books covering parts of the East Midlands and South Yorkshire which together provide a wealth of timetables, route maps, tickets and historical notes; the books never cease to amaze in the amount of research which has gone into them.'
(R.Rollings, NRM Review - The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, No.174, Winter 2020-21)
[review covering: Chesterfield to Rotherham, Chesterfield to Lincoln, Mansfield to Doncaster & Ambergate to Mansfield]

'All are produced to the usual, excellent standard and follow the publisher's usual style of coloured cover with mono pages. I doubt there is a Journal reader who has not already seen and bought at least one title from this extensive encyclopaedic seral.'
(John New – SLS Journal, Sept/Oct 2020, no. 925, vol. 96)
[review covering: Nottingham towards Kirkby-in-Ashfield, New Mills to SheffieldAmbergate to Mansfield, Derby-Ilkeston-Nottingham & Manchester to Bacup]

'The photographs cover the steam and diesel eras with a mixture of passenger and freight traffic. As usual with the later books it connects with other books in the series, to which reference is made.'
(The Railway Observer, Vol.91 No.1104, February 2021)

Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Country Railway Routes
Middleton Press Ltd
23 May 2020
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Swanwick Junction FC, BC
Ambergate 1-7
Butterley 8-9
Butterley for Ripley & Swanwick 10-14
Pye Bridge 15-20
Pinxton & Selston 21
Pinxton North 22-28
Kirkby in Ashfield 38-46
Sutton Parkway 47-49
Sutton Parkway 47-49
Sutton in Ashfield for Huthwaite 55-59
Mansfield 60-65, 71
Mansfield Town 66-70
Ripley 72-76
Ripley Old Station 77-78
Denby 80-84
Kilburn 85-86
Coxbench 87-91
Little Eaton 92-98
Crosshill & Codnor 99-100
Langley Mill & Eastwood for Heanor 103
Midland Railway-Butterley 104-117
Golden Valley Light Railway 118-120