RailwayManiac: The Allington Chord

For a look at how a local train service were separated from the congested East Coast main line take a look at my blog post on “The Allington Chord”

During my lifetime I have seen two major changes to the railway line from Nottingham to Skegness and the train services that run along this railway route. The first of these changes was the withdrawal of The Jolly Fisherman trains which started operating in 1908 and connected the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire to the resort of Skegness. Many summer weekends during my childhood were spent catching The Jolly Fisherman during the summer which by the 1980s ran from Derby to Skegness.

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Edward Kendall

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