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Midland Main Lines
Leicester to Nottingham
also Syston to Melton Mowbray
by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
This important route carried a variety of expresses and stopping services, together with many mixed goods trains, plus others dedicated to specific minerals.
Notable is the massive output from Mountsorrel Quarry, where granite is the principal product.
'It includes pictures covering a very good range of traction types both steam and diesel. It also includes some very recent imagery.'
(The Journal of The Stephenson Locomotive Society, May/June 2018 - No.911, Vol.94)
'As with all MP titles, every significant point - stations, junctions, industrial sidings - is illustrated with black and white photographs and large-scale plans and track diagrams.... Each MP volume is a voyage of discovery in itself, unlocking the heritage of lines which we so often take for granted and maybe never give a second glance.'
(Heritage Railway, Issue 239, 9 March - 5 April 2018)
'The book's 96 pages are packed with 120 photographs, many previously unpublished, supported by well detailed captions, covering every aspect of these lines in both steam and diesel days. ...Regular quarry trains from Barrow-on-Soar, Mountsorrel, Croft and Bardon Hill feature too. ...Scale track plans of most of the stations and junctions, along with fascinating reproductions of train time tables,... plus a selection of historic railway travel tickets will appeal to enthusiasts and historians alike.'
(Leicester Mercury, 7 March 2018)
- Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
- Midland Main Lines
- Middleton Press Ltd
- 17 February 2018
- 240 x 174 mm
- 96 Pages
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history
|Leicester London Road||1-4|
|Barrow on Soar & Quorn||35-39|
|Barrow upon Soar||40-41|
|Loughborough Midland||42, 46|
|Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station||57-58|
|East Midlands Parkway||59-60|
|Syston East Junction||96-97|