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Oldest running railway in England turns 200-years-old in Mansfield

Credit: Denis Hill

The oldest continuously running railway in England turned 200-years-old today.

The Mansfield and Pinxton railway was opened in 1819 to export Derbyshire's coal to Nottinghamshire.

The line also features England's oldest railway viaduct - the Kings Mill viaduct.

Kings Mill viaduct Credit: Denis Hill

Celebrations were held today in Mansfield - mimicking the same celebrations that were held when it opened 200 years ago.

A procession was led by a marching band along the Kings Mill viaduct to Mansfield station and then to the town hall.