Country Railway Routes


from Egginton Junction

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

The main line herein was that of the Great Northern Railway. It was built mainly for coal and so many big collieries are shown with their complex sidings.

The sad decline is also illustrated, plus many historical joys.



'A very interesting read and a useful addition to the series illustrating the railway past and present in the Derbyshire area.'
(M.Hastings, NRM Review - The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, No.175, Spring 2021)

'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]

'Detailed maps are absolutey essential to explain a regional network of this compexity, and the authors have gone to great lengths to show how the GN lines interwove with those of the Midland and Great Central.'
(Steam World, Issue 400, October 2020)

Book Details

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

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Awsworth FC, 48-49
Egginton Junction 1-4
Etwall 5-6
Mickleover 7-9
Derby Friar Gate 10-18
Breadsall 20-22
West Hallam for Dale Abbey 23-26
Stanton Iron Works 31-34
Marlpool 35
Heanor 36-39
Ilkeston 40-41
Ilkeston North 42-44
Bennerley Viaduct 46-47
Newthorpe, Greasley & Shipley Gate 51-53
Eastwood & Langley Mill 54-59
Codnor Park for Ironville & Jacksdale 60-62
Jacksdale 63
Pye Hill & Summercoates 64-66
Pinxton Wharf 70
Pinxton for South Normanton 71
Pinxton South 72-75
Kimberley for Watnall, Nuttal & Guiltbrook 76-79
Kimberley East 80-81
Basford & Bulwell 82-83
Basford North 84-87
Daybrook for Arnold & Bestwood Park 89
Daybrook for Arnold 90-92
Gedling & Carlton 95-99
Colwick 101-105
Netherfield & Colwick 106-108
Nottingham London Road Low Level 109-114
St. Anne's Well 116
Nottingham London Road High Level 119-120