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Rocks by Rail museum EMN-150225-102849001
Rocks by Rail museum EMN-150225-102849001

Rocks By Rail – The Living Ironstone Museum at Cottesmore is pleased to announce exciting news about its forthcoming Spring Gala.

Rocks By Rail celebrate the iron ore quarrying industry which once was common in the East Midlands. The 2015 Spring Gala is set to remember the Stanton Ironworks Company, based at Ilkeston, but with quarries around the region.

The museum has secured the hire of an iconic ironstone locomotive, which once worked the Stanton Ironworks quarries of Harlaxton and Harston. The engine, named Salmon, was made by Andrew Barclay in 1942, and has been transported by road from its current home at The Royal Deeside Railway near Aberdeen especially for the Spring Gala.



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