• 40th Anniversary of the end of Ironstone Mining in the East Midlands

    Forty years ago nearly 100 years of opencast mining for ironstone came to an end when the pits that served the giant steelworks at Corby ceased extraction. The last working day was 3rd January 1980 when three pits at Shotley, Harringworth Lodge and Great Oakley loaded and dispatched their final loads to the steelworks. On…

  • Track Work helps shift the Christmas pounds!

    General Manager, Andy Salmon is marshalling his ‘troops’ for a week of energetic track work to help shift some of the excess Christmas ‘cheer’ while at the same time completing vital maintenance work. Andy has promised to provide soup to keep people going through the day and they may well need sustenance; the message from…

  • Membership Renewal and Annual General Meeting

    Please note that reminders for membership renewal and details of the Annual General Meeting will be sent to all members during February. It helps the Museum and the Membership Secretary greatly if we are able to do this via email where possible. If you have not yet provided an email address and are able to…

  • Programme of Events for 2020

    The Programme of events for 2020 has been tweaked slightly in view of new information about some important ironstone quarrying anniversaries. Full details can be found on the ‘What’s On and Events’ page.

  • Happy New Year

    We wish all the members and friends of Rocks by Rail an very happy and peaceful 2020 and look forward to welcoming you to our Open Days and other events in the coming year.