The Great Northern Railway in the East Midlands - Colwick Yards
Colwick Yards, Nottingham London Road, Gedling, Basford
Today it's hard to imagine the North Nottinghamshire towns of Basford, Bulwell and Gedling handling express and local passenger trains, and major mineral flows serving the iron ore, coal and steel industries. The GNR built their main line from the Trent climbing across the Leen Valley and developed the railway town of Netherfield. Their Colwick yards complex was vast, with capacity for 6,000 wagons and employing 600. Multiple signalboxes and two engine sheds, one with eight roads, were features, as were substantial stations. The complete story of construction, expansion, intensive operation, contraction, closure and the scene today is presented by retired railwayman and new local author Alfred Henshaw. Extensive maps and signal diagrams are featured. This major new book on the least well known of Nottingham's railways is the first in a series on the GN in the East Midlands.
Paperback, 120 pages, numerous black & white illustrations, plans etc
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