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The Mountsorrel Railway is part of the Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre. This website is no longer updated. For updates see:

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

August update from RVP

Clearance continues on the formation of this former branch line. The volunteer team have concentrated recent efforts on the section beyond RVP's boundary, running past Nunckley Hill quarry, under Wood Lane, and ending at a point just short of the main (working) quarry at Bond Lane.

This section is owned by Lafarge, but they have granted permission for it to be cleared to make the formation available for future use. The volunteer team's willingness to work with Lafarge on this no doubt encouraged the significant donation of ballast which RVP will receive in due course.

With clearance work nearing completion on the Lafarge section, the team will return to RVP property to continue preparation of the trackbed. In the meantime track design is being finalised ready to move forward.

Wood Lane bridge

Looking north towards Wood Lane bridge

Bond Lane bridge
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