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Restoring Mountsorrel's Long Forgotten Railway

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 31 October 2013

Helen Mark rides a mile and quarter of old railway line that the local people of Mountsorrel in Leicestershire have been restoring over the past six years. It was Steve Cramp who was out walking one weekend that first noticed the over grown and disused railway- he then had a crazy idea to restore the track to it's former glory. Built in 1860 it was used to carry granite and stones from the quarry.Helen spends a day on the railway track and discovers how the project has benefited some volunteers coping with illness and bereavement and even meets a volunteer who comes from Paris to help carry out work on the track.

Producer : Perminder Khatkar .


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