Midland Main Lines

Nottingham to Mansfield

The Midland & Great Northern Railway route to today

by Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith

This is the ninth and last volume in our popular series on railways to Nottingham and it contains two of three main lines that ran close together.

Unusually, it starts with four views of the biggest station, all created before photography started.

Vic Mitchells last book.



'Vic Mitchell's final book, penned shortly before his death in January, opens with a short but poignant tribute from his co-author and friend for 42 years Keith Smith, and then proceeds to unravel the complexity of three routes that once competed for business in the East Midlands. It is the ninth and last volume covering this area.'
Howard Johnston, Steam World (Issue 408, June 2021)

'This latest book is a fitting tribute [to the late Vic Mitchell]... Many of the photographs follow the ‘then and now’ theme, and always show (at least to me) how much has been lost with regard to the railways’ infrastructure.'
(Tony Wright, world-of-railways.co.uk, November 2021)

'Another good collection of images featuring both interesting traction and locations.'
(The Journal of the Stephenson Locomotive Society,
No.931 Vol.97, Sept/Oct 2021)

Book Details

Vic Mitchell & Keith Smith
Midland Main Lines
Middleton Press Ltd
27 March 2021
240 x 174 mm
96 Pages
120 Photographs
Large Scale Maps
Other details of local history

Stations & Locations

Stations Photo
Nottingham Midland 8
Mansfield Junction 24
Lenton North Junction 25
Lenton 26
Radford 27-31
Basford Vernon 32-36
Cinderhill NET 38-40
Watnall 41
Kimberley 42-44
Bullwell Market 48-50
Bestwood Park Junction 53-55
Moore Bridge NET 56
Butlers Hill NET 57
Hucknall 58-60
Hucknall 58-60
Hucknall Byron 61-63
Hucknall 64
Linby [MR] 65-68
Newstead 72-79
Annesley 80-86
Kirkby-in-Ashfield 89-90, 92-96
Kirkby-in-Ashfield East 91
Sutton Parkway 97
Sutton Junction 98-100
Sutton-in-Ashfield for Huthwaite 101
Bullwell Forest 102-104
Bestwood Colliery 105-106
Bestwood Colliery 105-106
Hucknall Town 107-108
Linby [GNR] 109-110
Newstead & Annesley 111-112
Mansfield Town 115-118
Mansfield 119-120