Linby Colliery although set in a small village in Nottinghamshire had been working for over 110 year providing the much needed work throughout that time. Miners once underground could travel nearly 4 ½ miles before they got to their coal face work of place.
The Linby Winding Engine can be seen now sited at Papplewick Pumping Station. This was still in use at Linby Colliery No. 2 shaft, lifting coal from the pit bottom until 1982 but during this year they replaced it by an electrical driven winder. Interestingly the winding engine has been restored and is believed to be the only steam winding engine that is in use and powered by steam, in the UK at the moment.