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Railwatch 080 - July 1999


By Brian Hastings

Freight assetWe have urged Railtrack to retain Gainsborough Lea Road freight yard as part of a countywide railfreight policy. Pentex Developments stopped using the yard recently (not Killingholme as reported in Railwatch 79) and transferred its crude oil traffic to road. The branch has produced a leaflet calling for proper facilities for rail freight throughout the county.

Cheap faresCentral Trains stations manager Andy Garner said lower-priced day returns were being introduced between Sleaford and Grantham, following appeals by RDS.

Village actionRDS member Andrew Court is promoting Saxilby station (which is only six miles from Lincoln) for park-and-ride passengers. RDS has published a village rail guide which is distributed round the village and Andrew writes in the village newsletter.

Promotion day An anniversary day is to be held at Barnetby village hall on 1 7 July to mark the 1 50th year of the Sheffield-Grimsby line which is now one of Britain's busiest freight routes. Railway historian Bryan Longbone will give a talk in the morning and EWS operations officer Mike Hogg will give a presentation in the afternoon. Other speakers are expected from Central Railways and Northern Spirit. Buffet lunch. Send an SAF to Brian Hastings, 312 Wharf Road, Ealand, Sunthorpe DN1 7 4JW for further information.

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