Prevented from cycling today by the winter weather I spent some time checking out YouTube for videos appertaining to the history of the Great Northern Railway and look what I found.
The first one dates from 1989 and shows some footage of the testing of a diesel railway engine; a type 60 apparently, (whatever that is). No doubt our resident railway experts will be able to explain more about that.
Perhaps they will also be able to explain why it makes more smoke than any of our bonfires.
Take a look at this one HERE
The second video is more recent, being a walk along the Greenway from Etwall to Mickleover and on across the buried tunnel at Mackworth, by a railway enthusiast. Some interesting stills showing the tunnel portals and the filling of the cutting. Inserted are some cine shots taken on one of the last passenger trains to use the line. An enthusiast's special I presume.
R54 Rangers will be interested to see the Sutton Lane Bridge Teddy Bears in position on the more recent footage, although the author makes no mention of them, nor any other feature of the path in it's current state.
See this video HERE AGAIN
And finally a reminder of our 2009 Biking Barbecue at Etwall with John Swan's video of the event