SB2K Kirkby-in-Ashfield Railway Heritage Walk: October 2022

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.1: Kirkby-in-Ashfield map showing vantage points on the SB2K October 2022 railway heritage walk.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.2: Start of the SB2K 3 mile circular railway heritage walk at Kirkby-in-Ashfield station on the Robin Hood Line – 22rd October 2022  Photo Credit: Bill Proctor

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.3: Kirkby-in-Ashfield deviation line in April 1972 on the former Great Northern Leen Valley extension line at the site of what is now Kirkby-in-Ashfield station on the Robin Hood Line. Photo Credit: Free Press Collection

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.4: SB2K railway heritage walk on Low Moor Road at the site of Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed which closed in November 1970. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.5: Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed in its last year of operation in 1970 viewed from Low Moor Road Photo Credit: Ian Handley.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.6: SB2K railway heritage walk on Low Moor Road at the site of the 1959 Turntable incident at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

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Fig.7: The 1959 Turntable incident at Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed. Photo Credit: Harold Raddish.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.8: SB2K railway heritage walk at Sutton Parkway station on the Robin Hood Line, 22nd October 2022. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.9: Sutton Parkway station under construction in 1995 as part of Stage 2 of the Robin Hood line which linked Newstead with Mansfield Woodhouse. Photo Credit: SB2K project

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.10: SB2K railway heritage walk on the trackbed of the former Great Northern Leen Valley extension line near Kirkby Summit. After closure of the GN line as a through route it was a branch to Metal Box until the late 198o’s. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.11: Great Northern Leen Valley extension line at Kirkby Summit circa 1966. The line closed as a through route on 27th May 1968. Photo Credit: David K Dykes

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.12: Final vantage point on the SB2K railway heritage on 22nd October 2022 was the bridge on Southwell Lane, site of the former Great Northern Leen Valley Extension line and later the 1972 Kirkby deviation line and junction for the branch to Metal Box. Photo Credit: Bill Proctor.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.13: A4 Pacific, Sir Nigel Gresley, passing Kirkby Summit in June 1987 on the way back to Toton following the BR Shirebrook and Worksop Open Day.  Photo Credit: David Amos.

Summit circular trail guide

Fig.1: Trackbed of the former Great Northern Leen Valley Extension line, later the Metal Box branch, at Kirkby Summit in 2013.  Photo Credit: David Amos

Kirkby-in-Ashfield Railway Heritage Walk: Saturday 22nd October 2022.

About the Event: A circular railway heritage walk taking in the area to the north of Kirkby-in-Ashfield which includes the sites of Kirkby Loco Sheds and Sidings (1903-1970), Kirkby Summit Colliery (1890-1968) and Kirkby Hardwick, now the location of Sutton Parkway railway station. Part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Steaming Back to Kirkby’ heritage project.

 

Starting and Finishing Point: Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station, Robin Hood Line. Parking available in the station car park.

 

Date and Time: Saturday, 22nd October 2022. Meet at Kirkby-in-Ashfield railway station at 10.45am for an 11am start. Finish of the circular walk will be around 1.30pm – 1.45pm. Train arrivals ar Kirkby-in-Ashfield are 10.21am from the Worksop and Mansfield direction and 10.53am from Nottingham.

 

Free Event: All welcome. Relatively easy walking on the level, mainly on pavements.

 

Further Details: Contact the ‘Steaming Back to Kirkby’ heritage project on 07914 373745, by e-mail at kirkbympd16b@gmail.com or via the Contact Us section of the ‘Steaming Back to Kirkby’ website.

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Fig. 2: Steam locos stabled up at the side of Kirkby-in-Ashfield Loco Shed in 1965. Photo Credit: David K Dykes

Flying Scotsman 1969

Fig.3: Same location as Fig. 2 at the side of the site of Kirkby-in-Ashfield loco shed in 2013. Photo Credit: David Amos

Flying Scotsman 1969

Fig.4: BI on a southbound coal train at Kirkby Hardwick in 1963. This location is now the site of Sutton Parkway railway station.   Photo Credit: J S Hancock

Flying Scotsman 1969

Fig.5: Sutton Parkway railway station at Kirkby Hardwick in 2013. Photo Credit: David Amos

Posted by SB2K Admin

15th October 2022