The changing face of Bestwood Junction
On the 2nd March 1985 the original trackwork is still in place as the Hucknall No. 2
and Linby collieries and Calverton Colliery were in production
On the 6th May 1989 the Hucknall collieries have closed as evidenced by the rusty rail and the trackwork
has been rationalised. The "Jolly Collier" diesel special is on its way to Calverton Colliery, still in production
On the 8th May 1993, Robin Hood Line Fun Day, eleven days before the passenger services started,
the driver gives up the train staff for the single line section to Hucknall. As can be seen by the rusty
rail the Calverton Colliery branch is now out of use
In preparation for laying the track for the Nottingham Express Tramway further trackwork
has taken place. The line has been singled between ?? and ?? to provide space for the Tram
and a passing loop has been installed. The feather on the right hand side signal is for the
Calverton branch the connection being retained in anticipation of a freight terminal.
The signal box has gone this part of the line now being controlled from Trent Power Box.
In 2008 there are three tracks, the long passing loop on the Robin Hood Line and
the single tram (NET) track. In the left distance is the NET Moor Bridge station.
On the 3rd December 2008 class 153 321 waits for a Nottingham bound service