Midland Main Lines

Kettering to Nottingham

via Corby and Melton Mowbray

ISBN:978 1 908174 82 6
First Published:21 November 2015
Authors:Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Book Info:

96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history



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Once part of the Midland Railway main line, this scenic route traversed varied geology and thus the freight traffic was mixed. Passengers could enjoy the hilly terrain and fertile landscapes. Only the middle section remains in use, but one part has undergone unusual changes for train testing.



'This excellent book is organised geographically to portray the lines through detailed black & white maps and photographs from the pre-Grouping period up to the present day. ...Strongly recommended.'
(The Railway Magazine, February 2016)

'This book will be of interest to readers interested in this part of the country and railway history.'
(The Railway Observer, March 2016)

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

Kettering Engine Shed10-11
Kettering North Junction12
Kettering Furnaces13-15
Glendon Junction16
Weldon and Corby19
Corby Steelworks24-27
Harringworth Viaduct33-34
Welland Valley Viaduct33-34
Langham Junction56
Melton Mowbray67-79
Melton Junction80
Ashfordby Colliery81-82
Old Dalby Test Track83-87
Old Dalby90-91
Upper Broughton92-93
Nottingham MCR Terminus104

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