The in-between years

The years between the closure to passenger traffic in 1964 and reopening in 1983
    The site of Kirkby Tunnel taken from the north west in May 1990     
    Looking north west from Kirkby Tunnel in May 1990     
    Passing Mansfield Station in 198? on an excursion     
Bestwood Junction.  The train is the “Dukeries Collier”  which ran from Nottingham  
to a number of  north Nottinghamshire collieries on the 27th June 1992.
The train is seen here running to Calverton Colliery.
Linby, the end of the operational stump of the line in 1985.  The train is the
“Ollerton Ogdoad”  railtour which ran on 2nd March 1985.  In the background      
is class 40 D200 which headed the tour for the next stage of the tour.