Sunday, July 06, 2014
The last days of Nottingham Victoria
This film was shot on 3 September 1966, the last day that through trains ran from London Marylebone to Nottingham Victoria.
A service between Rugby and Nottingham ran for another three years, but after Victoria closed in 1967 those trains terminated at Nottingham Arkwright Street.
The site of Victoria station is now occupied by a shopping centre. I once overheard one old railwayman telling another that the centre had been designed in such a way that a freight railway could be threaded through the site if the authorities ever changed their minds.
Wishful thinking? Probably, but the decision to close the Great Central seems more misguided as the years pass.