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.

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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 Although popular, increased use of road traffic lead to the loss-making service being withdrawn at the beginning of the Sixties.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.

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