Fascinating photos of a lost era when Nottingham was a great railway hub
The railways of Nottingham have always been a favourite subject with our readers. Here Andy Smart tells the story of the important Weekday Cross Junction
Nottingham Suburban Railway
The Nottingham Suburban Railway was promoted by a group of local businessmen to provide a shorter passenger route between Nottingham and Daybrook than was currently provided by the Derbyshire & Staffordshire Extension Railway. The 3¼- mile line ran from Trent Lane East Junction to a point just east of Daybrook station, saving about four miles over the existing Great Northern route 1910
Sherwood Station site © Alan Murray-Rust
Without the bridge in the background, there would be no clue to the fact that 60 years ago I would have been standing in the middle of a railway.
The following article is from a college report I did over twenty years ago based on my grandfather’s recollections of the transport systems in Nottingham. They are not my views or opinion and I cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the facts provided. “Growing up in Ilkeston and then as an adult working …