Country Railway Routes

Nuneaton to Loughborough

and Ashby-de-la-Zouch to Derby

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

The complex group of rural lines in this volume largely lost its passenger service in the early 1930s. Thus there is a diverse range of unfamiliar views. However, freight continued over the majority of the system into the 1960s, giving a further variety of images to enjoy.



'[This album] gives a lot of detail and captures the essence of the network that served a once busy industrial area and is recommended to anyone with a local interest in the area's railways and industry.'
(Main Line [The Magazine for the Friends of the Great Central Main Line], Issue 173, Winter 2017)

'Of heritage interest here is the section of the Ashby & Nuneaton Joint Committee line which in 1978 was revived as the Battlefield Steam Railway, and which later became the Battlefield Line.... Essential local history.'
(Heritage Railway, Issue 234, October-November 2017)

'For modellers of the area, this book will be invaluable, and as always, if you've an interest in the area covered, it's well worth a look.'
(Steam World, Issue 364, October 2017)

Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Country Railway Routes
Middleton Press Ltd
29 July 2017
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Nuneaton Abbey Street 1-5
Higham on the Hill 6
Stoke Golding 7-9
Shenton 10-12
Market Bosworth 13-19
Shackerstone 20-29
Cadeby Light Railway 30-31
Heather & Ibstock 32-34
Hugglescote 35-38
Coalville East 39-41
Whitwick 42-45
Shepshed 46-50
Loughborough Derby Road 51-55
Snarestone 56-60
Measham 61-65
Donisthorpe 66-67
Moira 68-70
Ashby de la Zouch 71-76
Worthington 77-79
Tonge & Breedon 80
Melbourne 81-85
Weston on Trent 86-87
Castle Donington & Shardlow 88-94
Trent 95-102
Chellaston & Swarkestone 103-105
Sinfin Central 106-107
Sinfin North 108
Peartree 109-111
Derby 112-114, 117-120
Derby Midland 115-116