Some pictures of trains at Nottingham station and on the line towards Lady Bay Bridge & West Bridgford. 

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London Road Junction

A Midland Kirtley 0-6-0 No:2706 takes the Melton line at London Road Junction and begins the climb out of Nottingham towards the summit at Folly Hall with a coal train in 1932.

An incinerator stands on the site today.

T G Hepburn - Rail Archive Stephenson


A Midland Flatiron 0-6-4 tank pilots a Class 2P 4-4-0 as they head towards Melton Mowbray in the 1930's

T G Hepburn - Rail Archive Stephenson

Coal for London

Fowler 7F No:9623 hauls a coal train past London Road signal box on its way south in the early 1930s

T G Hepburn - Rail Archive Stephenson

40504 On 25th May 1956 the 4.17pm service to Spalding behind ex-LMS Class 2P 4-4-0 No:40504 is pictured leaving Nottingham.

J P Wilson

A Stanier Class 5 with a Down express at London Road Junction c1953

David Ford collection

Compound No: 40900 passes London Road Junction with a Down express passenger train c1951

David Ford collection

Fairburn 4MT Tank No:42174 has just crossed the Trent over Ladybay Bridge with a Kettering to Nottingham service c1953

David Ford collection

Class 5 No:45020  at London Road Junction with a service from pass Kettering to Nottingham c1952

David Ford collection

Nottingham Midland Station 1956

This view of the station taken in the summer of 1956 shows a Stanier 8F 48073 coming off the line past London Road Junction signal box with coal empties. The train in the platform carries coach destination boards - possibly a Bradford - London express

The former London Road station can be seen in the background. This building has recently been restored but the signal box is long gone. Nottingham's Sprinter depot now stands on the site in the right distance.

John Oxley

Looking west

Looking west over Nottingham station from London Road bridge in the 1950s. London Road Junction SB on the right


From Melton D7594 brings the  Melton-Nottingham local into the station in 1966

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Nottingham Midland

Arriving at Nottingham station with 1E14 the 1750 St Pancras-Sheffield on 27th June 1966 is a Peak class diesel

Ron Dyer Archive R.C.T.S.

Manchester express

1H14 1225 St Pancras-Manchester passing London Road Jcn on the approach to Nottingham Midland on 9th April 1966.

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.


Wrong headcode

1C85 the 1820 Nottingham-St Pancras departing from Platform 1 on 9th April 1966

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

London bound

1C25 1000 Sundays only Manchester-St Pancras leaving Nottingham on 10th April 1966. The train is leaving from Platform 4; all Sunday trains were concentrated on platforms 4 and 5 at this time.

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

Midland Pullman at Nottingham

Sometime in 1964 a 6-car Midland Pullman set stands in Nottingham Midland on the mid-day service from London

Roy Adamson

Meadow Lane

Meadow Lane was just north of Lady Bay Bridge

Courtney Haydon Collection R.C.T.S.

A view  of London Road Junction SB in 1969  - the Melton lines had been lifted by this time

David Ford Collection


This late 1960's map shows the route of the line from Nottingham (Midland) Station, over the river via Lady Bay Bridge, past Trent Bridge cricket ground, through the suburb of West Bridgford and on to Edwalton. Apart from some of the embankment and underbridge at Devonshire Road in West Bridgford, little remains in Nottingham today to indicate that the railway was ever there.

The Green Line nature reserve occupies some of the remaining trackbed from Melton Road to Boundary Road

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