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Stenlake Publishing - The Mansfield-Southwell-Rolleston Railway

The Mansfield-Southwell-Rolleston Railway

Author : Robert Western
ISBN : 9780853617570
Cover : paperback
Price : £15.95

The Midland Railway was a highly ambitious company who aggressively pursued a policy of developing lines to prevent competitors dong so. Between Southwell and Rolleston opened in 1847, and the section from Southwell to Mansfield was built later. From the end of the 19th century technological developments led to new pits being sunk to win coal, with prospects of growth of traffic on the railway. This delayed the fall of the axe on Mansfield-Southwell passenger services until August 1929, although race specials continued after that. The coalfield continued to expand though. The story continues post-Nationalisation with the closure of east of Farmsfield and then of west of Farnsfield in September 1983 and the end of the line. This railway had turbulent origins and a chequered history, told in five chapters with a mass of illustrations comprising maps, timetables, photographs and track diagrams and concluding with a short chapter on motive power.

The Mansfield-Southwell-Rolleston Railway