The Mansfield-Southwell-Rolleston Railway (LP 248)
By Robert Western
Opening first between Southwell and Rolleston, later the section from Southwell to Mansfield was built. From the end of the 19th century, technological developments led to new pits being sunk to win coal, with implications for the railway. The axe fell on Mansfield-Southwell passenger services in August 1929, although rare specials continued. Meantime the coalfield continued to expand. The story continues post-Nationalisation with the closure of east of Farnsfield and then of west of Farnsfield in September 1983. This railway had turbulent origins and a chequered history, all told in five chapters with a mass of illustrations comprising maps, timetables, photographs and track diagrams, and concludes with a short chapter on motive power.
Softback, 112 pages, black & white photographs
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