Railways around Peterborough & The National Rail Network & Heritage railways in the UK
Nottingham Railway Station
A Midland Main Line class 222 at Nottingham station.
Nottingham station is one of the larger stations on the old Midland mainline from London to Sheffield. It was one of two large main line stations in Nottingham, the other was the now closed Victoria station run by The Great Central Railway. Victoria station is now closed and the site is a shopping center.
The Midland station runs west to east, not north to south. Derby
is to the west and Newark
to the east.
Central trains class 170 117 in the bay at Nottingham
In the late 1970s trains from London Derby and Sheffield came into the station from the west and another engine was put on the other end and it then went back westward be for heading north or south or carried on west to Derby.
In BR days in the late 1970s DMUs were used on Lincoln trains from Nottingham via Newark. DMUs were used on Grantham Sleaford Boston and Skegness trains with class 20s and mark ones on the holiday trains at weekends in the summer.
HSTs took over the London trains from the class 45s and 47s making for a easier turn round.
Central Trains class 153364 at Nottingham station in 2005
Midland Mainline ran the London trains with Central Trains on the Grantham and Lincoln trains.
East Midlands Trains has now taken over from Midland Mainline. It has also taken over some of Central Trains services, when what Central trains ran was changed.
Tram, Torvil and Dean in 2005 at Station street tram station.(named after the Nottingham born ice dancers.)
Nottingham railway station had a full refit in 2013 with the station closed for a few weeks. This refit includes a new bridge over the station for the Nottingham trams about were I am standing to take this photo.Trams can now that the work on the new line is all most done (2015) head south from the station as well as north. There was a Great Central Railway bridge here over the station were the trams at station street station is standing.
This website is Ukrailways1970tilltoday.me.uk it is a webe site on railways, but it is not just on trains, but all things railways, with photos, which I have taken from the 1970s till now. I take photos of all things railways, steam diesel and electric trains, wagons like this page, any thing that is on the National Rail network, which was BR when I started taken photos.
Today Virgin East Coast, EMTand DRS are just some of the names on the trains. These names keep changing, but that means I have to keep taking photos. I also take photos of preserved railways with steam diesel and electric trains.There is lots more to add and I keep taking More!