Tutbury Jinnie

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Tutbury Jinnie was the name given to a local rail service between the stations at Burton-on-Trent and Tutbury. The service consisted, at various times, of up to eight trains on weekdays and two on Sundays.


Until 1949, the service also served stations at Horninglow, Stretton and Rolleston. Although popular, increased use of road traffic lead to the loss-making service being withdrawn at the beginning of the Sixties. The last train was the 20.12 Tutbury-Burton on 11 June 1960. The name is commemorated in the name of the 'linear park' - the Jinny Trail - which follows the route of the old railway line. The last train to use the line was a short freight hauled by a diesel shunter. The track remained in place for some years afterwards, until well into the 1970s.