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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Category: Working Demonstrations/Rides

Website: http://www.nirt.co.uk

Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust
Hunsbury Hill Country Park
Hunsbury Hill Road
Camp Hill
Northampton
NN4 9UW

Tel: 01604 702031

The Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust operates a 1½ mile long heritage railway line at Hunsbury Hill, SW of Northampton. The line is mainly dedicated to freight working, featuring many sharp curves and steep gradients which were typical of the industrial railway, but rides are available in a variety of vehicles including a converted brake van.

In the last few years the site has undergone massive restoration with ¼ mile of line being regraded and relaid in 113lb/yd rail and concrete sleepers, along with the restoration of 2 locomotives and brake van to enable passenger carrying as well as other restoration projects being undertaken.

Operationally the railway has received full operating clearance from the HMRI to allow running on the relaid section of the 1st quarter of the mile of the route. A calendar of events is now available to view on the Sites website.

Source: Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust at Wikipedia

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