Here are a few little snippets I have picked up from various sources related to the line
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In the February 1962 issue of the London Midland
Region Magazine, the local track maintenance gang at Upper Broughton was reported as being presented with an award for best kept
main line track
From the January 1963 issue of London Midland Region Magazine is a signalman's tale.
After 35 years of watching the trains go by, signalman John Pearson of Widmerpool box had a ride in the cab of a Peak class diesel from Nottingham to St Pancras.
From a recent mail (2014) plus further research on
In 1974 an RAF fighter aircraft crashed near Melton and its engine ended up on the test track near Grimston Tunnel.
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