Tutbury Jinny or Jinnie :: Shared Description

This was the affectionate local name given to the push-pull train which shuttled over the former North Staffordshire Railway branch between Burton-upon-Trent and Tutbury.
At its peak it ran up to a dozen weekday journeys and even a couple on Sundays, serving three intermediate stations at Horninglow, Stretton and Claymills and Rolleston on Dove.
After the Second World War traffic declined due to a combination of relatively poorly sited stations, increasing car ownership and improved bus services. A survey in 1960 showed that only handfuls of passengers were using it, with annual losses amount to £7000, and the service was withdrawn on June 11 1960.
Parts of the line have subsequently been converted to walking routes and a nature reserve, although all traces of intermediate station buildings have disappeared. The original station at Tutbury (on the Berby to Stoke line) closed in 1966 under the Beeching Plan, but a new station opened in 1989.
by Alan Murray-Rust
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SK2526 : Jinny Nature Trail by Alan Murray-Rust
SK2129 : Jinny Close, Hatton by Alan Murray-Rust

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Created: Wed, 26 Feb 2014, Updated: Wed, 26 Feb 2014

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