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Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust

Hunsbury Hill Road, Camp Hill, Northampton NN4 9UW. Tel: 01604 702 031

Public trains will be running 13th & 27th June

New track

09 May 2021

Second line for platform

Submitted by Carl Hinton
View of location where a second track is planned. The intension is to link the two line endings, providing the ability to move the locomotive from the back to the front of trains and visa-versa. This will improve steam locomotive access to the new water-tower.
31 Dec 2020

Water Tower under construction

Submitted by Carl Hinton
Despite Covid-19 during 2020 the NIRT team have been busy at work constructing a new water tower for the steam locomotives, and as you arrive you will now see two huge water butts sitting high up on a tower over the top of a massive water tank. The combined capacity of the tanks is 17,000 litres. The water at the top of the tower weighs in at a staggering 8.5 tonnes. Don't worry, those steal girders are plenty strong enough to take that weight. Plenty of water there for the steam locomotives!! We are now starting work on extending the platform by 25 feet. This will make way for our two new open wagons; the first of which has been named Luke by one of our visitors.
04 Aug 2018

Line extension

Submitted by Carl Hinton

Track map

Anyone who has taken a train ride at NIRT in the last few years will realize that we have only been using a very small proportion of our track. Of the 1½ mile track, we have only been permitted to use ¼ of a mile of that. This has largely been down to the safety of the old wooden sleepers upon which our tracks are laid. The good news is that is all about to change!