Those of you following the weekly working party news will have seen that we have updated the display of our fish-belly rails. We currently have two on display. One from the private Belvoir Castle Tramway, and a replica shown here from the Mansfield and Pinxton Railway.
The Mansfield and Pinxton Railway was built in 1819 to a gauge of 4ft 4½in and connected Mansfield with the Cromford Canal at Pinxton. The line was purchased by the Midland Railway in 1847, and converted to standard gauge, and is still in use.
The rail was cast to celebrate the bi-centenary of the railway and exhibited at an exhibition in Mansfield to mark the event.