A preserved railway that doesn’t get a lot of publicity is the Battlefield Line based at Shackerstone, Leicestershire. Originally part of the Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway timetabled passenger services finished in 1931 apart from special excursions. These continued until the early 1960's. The Coalville-Shackerstone line closed completely in 1964. The Ashby-Nuneaton railway survived until early 1970 before British Rail finally axed the line. It is only a short journey through to the station at Shenton where one can visit the Bosworth Battefield and Museum but it does pass through some fine Leicestershire scenery. On one visit this Class 03 Diesel Shunter was in use moving items about in the sidings area, but I believe it may now have been transferred to the Epping and Ongar Railway just to the East of London.
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