Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NOTTINGHAM and LINCOLN railway

NOTTINGHAM and LINCOLN railway, a railway in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire. It begins at Long Eaton, on the E border of Derbyshire; has junctions there with a continuation line westward to Derby, and with cross lines southward to Leicester and northward up the Erewash valley; goes north-eastward, past Beeston, Nottingham, Thurgarton, Newark, South Collingham, and Thorpe-on-the-Hill, to Lincoln; sends off a short branch from Fiskerton to Southwell; is crossed at Newark by the Great Northern; and has a total length of 41¾ miles. It constitutes part of the Midland system; it was formed in 1844-6, immediately after that systemwas constituted by the amalgamation of the North Midland, the Midland Counties, and the Birmingham and Derby railway s; and it has acquired new connexions through works subsequently constructed by the Midland company, and noticed in our article Midland railway .

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Derbyshire AncC       Lincolnshire AncC       Nottinghamshire AncC
Place: Nottingham

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