Railway Rarities contrasts early Modern Traction Classic archive of closed through routes and stations from the 1970’s and 80’s.
The Woodhead Route, Locations featured, Sheffield Victoria, Wadsley Bridge, Oughty Bridge, Deepcar, Thurgoland tunnel, Penistone, Silkstone Common, Oxspring tunnel, Dunford Bridge, Woodhead, Torside, Hadfield, Mottram, Broadbottom, Godley Jc & Ashburys.
Cross Country services on the Bedford to Lords Bridge nr Cambridge line, stopping at, Willington, Blunham, Sandy, Potton, Gamlingay, Old North Rd & Lords Bridge.
We head for the Grantham to Lincoln line and then further east to Mablethorpe, looking at, Honington Jc, Caythorpe, Leadenham, Navenby, Lincoln, Five Mile House, Bardney, Tumby Woodside, Midville, Bellwater Jc, Firsby, Willoughby Jc, Mumby Rd, Sutton on Sea & Mablethorpe.
Also we take a look at the ex, Midland line through Gretton and onto Old Dalby to Nottingham. Locations include, Gretton, Harringworth, Manton, Melton Jc, Holwell Sidings, Old Dalby, Grimston, Stanton tunnel, Edwalton, Nottingham London Rd High Level & Nottingham Victoria.
Another ex – Midland line featured is the Matlock to Chinley line through the Peak district. Locations included, Matlock, Church Lane crossing, Rowsley, Monsal Dale, Cressbrook tunnel, Chee Tor tunnel & Millers Dale Jc.