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The Railways of Kirkby in Ashfield

 

 

Singing the Steam, Concert

Singing the Steam, Concert

Dave Goulder headlines an afternoon of songs to commemorate Kirkby-in-Ashfield’s heritage as a railway town. Supported by local groups King of Rome and Hagg Farm Conspiracy. Tickets (£10) include a pie and pea meal / vegetarian option.

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Fish Train: The 7 o’clock Brit.

Fish Train: The 7 o’clock Brit.

Take yourself back to just after 7.00pm in the early 1960s around Kirkby Central station or the Quarries in the vicinity of the Great Central line and there would be a potent piscatorial odour. The Fish train has just passed through!

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Change, what change?

Change, what change?

Change, what change? Ian Handley recalls a quote about the Midland Railways obsession with double heading and nothing changing into the days of dieselisation several decades later!

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Local history course

Local history course

FREE ‘Steaming Back to Kirkby’ local history course, Kirkby-in-Ashfield Library. Fridays 10:00 am to 12 noon, from 4th March to 1st April 2022

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Mansfield and Pinxton Railway

Mansfield and Pinxton Railway

Midland Railway

Midland Railway

Including Kirkby Loco Shed

Great Central Railway

Great Central Railway

Great Northern Railway

Great Northern Railway

Robin Hood Line

Robin Hood Line

Railway trail map and compass

Railway Trails

The landscape trails of coal and rails

Kirkby Steam Media

Media

Kirkby Steam Folklaw

Railway folklaw