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Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station and East Midlands Parkway Railway Station

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The Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station with the East Midlands Parkway Railway Station in the foreground. A train to London Paddington just pulled in.

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A: Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station

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I: River Trent

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