GNR Colwick to Basford (backline) and the Derbyshire extension

Daybrook April 1960 – Don Beecroft

On April 26th Hayden Reed presented a talk about the GNR in Nottingham in particular the route between Basford and Colwick. A very interesting and well researched comprehensive talk covered the history of how the line came to be built as a rival to the Midland for the lucrative coal traffic and how the enormous marshalling yard at Colwick dealt with such traffic