Glimpse history through old images of Rutland, England, UK.
John Kenneally Stables
In 1970, riders from the John Kenneally stables in Rutland used the recently disused railway lines to train and exercise the racehorses.
The railway line had once connected Melton Mowbray to Skegness.
John Kenneally bought a stretch of the route for £100, and then spent a further £2,000 making it suitable for galloping horses.
The high banks on either side would protect the route from harsh weather conditions, so the horses could get more training throughout the year than at other stables.
Railway Gallops (1970) – British Pathe on YouTube