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Midland Main Lines

Ilkeston to Chesterfield

including many collieries

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

The line runs up the deep Erewash Valley as far as Pye Hill and the former colliery branches are shown in detail.

A tunnel and high ground follows, with more collieries, plus other industries. The varied rolling stock is shown in detail.



'There is a wealth of information illustrated in this book, and having read it, many readers will doubtless be tempted to read the associated volumes linked to the Ilkeston area which are referenced in the text. This is recommended reading.'
(Review - The Journal of the Friends of the National Railway Museum, No.168, Summer 2019)

'This is another excellent Middleton volume covering the Notts/Derbys coalfield area.'
(SLS Journal - The Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society, March/April 2019, No.916, Vol.95)

Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Midland Main Lines
Middleton Press Ltd
16 February 2019
05 December 2020
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Ilkeston Junction & Cossall 1-5
Ilkeston 6
Bennerley Viaduct & Junction 7-11
Shipley Gate 12
Heanor Junction 13-14
Langley Mill & Eastwood 15-16
Langley Mill & Eastwood for Heanor 17-21
Langley Mill 22-24
Moorgreen Colliery 25-26
Codnor Park & Ironville 27-34
Riddings Junction 35
Pye Bridge 36-41
Coates Park South & North 42-44
Alfreton 45-57
Westhouses Engine Shed 58-61
Blackwell East Junction 62-63
New Hucknall Colliery 64-65
Westhouses & Blackwell 66-72
Tibshelf Sidings & Pits 73-75
Doe Hill 76-78
Clay Cross Iron Works 79-82
Clay Cross 83-91
Avenue Exchange Sidings 92-95
Hasland 96-99
Bank Close 100-102
Chesterfield 103-107, 116-120
Chesterfield Midland 108-115