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  1. I went over 40 bridges ftom Vic to Pinxton & back just for the ride. Many tons of coal must have come down that line to Colwick. It was really built for the coal, Passengers were a side line!
  2. No. I think they opencasted where is stood. The line went to Pinxton. The line over the Iron viaduct went to Derby, Burton on Trent & Stafford.
  3. Thats It! There was proberbly an earlier one before 1956.
  4. Since finding this forum I have been thinking of my years in Nottingham, one thing I remember is the variety of buses colours and shapes that were about in the fifties. The ubiquitous green corporation buses & trollybuses, the West Bridgeford buses in the market square brown and cream I think, red Trent and a different red Barton buses, blue Notts & Derby trollybuses and Midland General motors with letters & number route numbers, Gash buses to Newark from Huntingdon Street, United Counties to London, East Midland Motor Services to Chesterfield, Midland Red to Birmingham, Halls to
  5. I have now found the photo in a book, the caption is "Single-decker AEC 306 on the long run to Ripley, turns into Gregory Boulevard from Mansfield Road, on a wet & miserable day in Nov 1933. Note the Nottingham Corporation balcony tram on the left on its way north to Arnold, and the bus sign on the right which uses the term "Railless". There were 10 of these single deckers.
  6. I saw the orange single decker in Bulwell Market, I think it was long but not bendy. It had a sticker in the window "On hire to Nottingham Transport".
  7. Both the Peveril Street and Eland Street turnrounds were not regularly used they were for emergencies only. The Peveril Street one was not a turntable, the road junction was wide enough for the trolly to turn. Not so much traffic in those days!
  8. Could it be a GNR 0-8-0, it looks like a GN tender with coal rails that would rule out a J39.
  9. The "points" on the trolly wires were either pull operated by a poll rod on the adjacent pole or were operated by a detector on the wire when the trolly went over taking power the point went one way, if the trolly coasted over, the point went the other way. There were lamps st the top of the pole to tell the driver which way the point was set. The ones at Canning Circus were like that. The pull ones were at less busy junctions. In Bulwell the 43/44 junction on Highbury Road hill was one it couldn't be automatic, you couldn't accelerate on the hill! Others were at the end of Piccadilly to get i
  10. I lived near Bulwell Common and saw the dido many many times in the 1950's and early 1960's. Monday to Saturday it normally ran via the GC/GN connection at the bottom of the golf course through Bestwood. On Sundays it went via the GC main line over the viaduct. Locos I remember were C12 67363 and N7 69651 & 69695. The last one I can remember was standard 84007, but there were others including LMS Ivatt 2-6-2T's. Eventually it became a Trent bus.
  11. Re the Cinderhill Road LMS (MR)bridge, it didn't go anywhere anymore. It used to go to Bennerley but was closed many years ago, the last traffic was proberbly from Bulwell colliery closed before nationalisation, and possibly Sankeys flower pot works. Just through the bridge on the left was a footpath which crossed the Mansfield line by a footbridge you could the get up to Highbury Road. I don't know if it is still there. The LNER (GNR) bridge was much taller, a red brick arch.
  12. The trollybus in post 1 is just a trollybus, thats what the 1930's trollys looked like. The single decker post 10 has a RB registration, I think that was Derbyshire, Notts & Derby Traction had a second route from Ripley to Ilkeston could the single decker be on that route. Post 24 is a 1930's NCT trolly.