Friday, June 12, 2015

Bridging the gap at Loughborough

I didn't just find a memorial to the 1916 Zeppelin raid on Loughborough by accident last Saturday. I also found the quickest route between the town's two railway stations - the station on the Midland main line and the one on the preserved Great Central.

That route lies along the canal towpath and takes you under this bridge, which used to carry the Great Central.

Today the embankment to the north of it is missing, as is the bridge that once took the Great Central over the Midland and on to Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester.

This gap now separates two preserved lines: the Great Central Railway and the Great Central Railway - Nottingham.

The good news is that there are plans to bridge it again.

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