The Nottingham & Melton Railway

The web version of the book has been withdrawn for the time being, although I will publish important news on this page as it happens.

The book remains as popular as ever, and is available in an A4 Format, Laser printed & Thermal Bound with 290 A4 pages of text, tables & pictures.

The 18 Chapters include details of Edwalton, Plumtree, Stanton, Widmerpool, Upper Broughton, Nether Broughton, Old Dalby, Grimston, Saxelby, Asfordby, Holwell, the Test Track, and the Iron Ore Branches.

Price 24.99 plus postage & packing.

Available only from Melton Books, 5 Leicester St, Melton Mowbray, LE13 OPP, Tel: 01664 567769.



Chapter 1 Parliamentary Stage

Chapter 2 Construction 1873 to 1880

Chapter 3 History 1880 to 1959 including station closures & attempts to reopen

Chapter 4 History 1960 to 2004 including line closure & reopening as a Test Track, CEGB Crash, Asfordby Colliery & Pendolino

Chapter 5 Local Passenger Traffic - complete analysis of every timetable from 1879 to 1966

Chapter 6 Semi fast & Express Passenger Traffic - complete analysis of every timetable from 1879 to 1966

Chapter 7 Passenger Traffic onto the Midland & Great Northern to Bourne & beyond - complete analysis of every relevant timetable

Chapter 8 Freight Traffic - significant analysis of timetables from 1879 to 1966

Chapter 9 Mile by Mile from London Road Junction (Mile by Miles include photos of almost every significant point and comprehensive station fact-sheets including layouts, Stationmasters & excursions)

Chapter 10 Mile by Mile through Edwalton - includes Smart's Brickyard

Chapter 11 Mile by Mile through Plumtree - includes Stanton Tunnel

Chapter 12 Mile by Mile through Widmerpool

Chapter 13 Mile by Mile through Upper Broughton - includes Nether Broughton

Chapter 14 Mile by Mile through Old Dalby - includes REME Base & Wartnaby Mines

Chapter 15 Mile by Mile through Grimston & Saxelby

Chapter 16 Mile by Mile through Holwell Junction - includes Holwell Works, Welby Sidings, Asfordby Colliery

Chapter 17 The Iron Ore Branches to Waltham & Eaton - comprehensive detail

Chapter 18 Old Dalby Test Track & derivatives


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2 Apr 2010