The history and operation of the GN&LNW Joint Line

Christopher Thacker


Region:
South West
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Hobby Speaker
Fee:
Paid: Fees and Expenses by Negotiation
Category:
History
Updated:
6th July 2018
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The GN and LNW Joint Line ran from Saxondale/Bottesford Junctions on the Nottingham to Grantham Line, via Melton Mowbray to Welham Junction on the Peterborough to Northampton Line. Opened in 1879 the object was to provide the LNW Company with access to the South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire Coal Fields. The line also carried a busy horse box traffic.

This was the original "lost railway", but prior to the Great War was carrying 100 trains per day. The passenger service ceased in December 1953, and the line finally closed to freight traffic in 1964.

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About Christopher Thacker

I was a career railwayman, before becoming an Accountant. My talks are historical and about railways, principally their Horse Departments which were large and a key part of the railway organisation.

My principal talk is about the Horse Department of the Great Western Railway, but I have other talks on the operation of Slip Carriages and the Severn Tunnel, together with the GN & LNW Joint Line

My talks generally last 45 minutes to one hour.


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