A selection from the many web sites that cater for those with an interest in the Great Central Railway.
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Model kits in 7mm, including GCR prototypes, by David Howes.
Scans of documents from Chris Heaven's collection. Thanks Chris for sharing!
Photos and information about signal boxes located in Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Put together by a Network Rail employee based at Retford.
Kits available from John Bateson for Robinson 4-6-0 and 4-4-0 designs in P4 and EM scales. A four-part series of articles describing the development of these kits
can be found in Fowards 168, 170-172.
A comprehensive guide to the GCR infrastructure in Leicester by local expert Nigel Tout.
A concise history of the Great Central Railway.
A local group formed with the initial aim of reconstructing Killamarsh station (on the Derbyshire Lines of the MS&LR) for use as a local amenity.
Contains many photos of GC interest including a section on Duckinfield Works.
This is a forum dedicated to anything related to the Great Central Railway - history, modelling, current scene etc.
As it is a 'members only' Yahoo Group you will need to register before you can participate.
The former army ordnance depot at Ruddington is home to a variety of transport-based groups. Great Central Railway (Nottingham)
operates trains from Ruddington along a section of the former GCR main line towards Loughborough. The Nottingham Society of Model and
Experimental Engineers run trains on an extensive outdoor system with three different gauges. There is also a model railway and a bus & coach collection.
Also based at Ruddington is The GCR Rolling Stock Trust which has in its care a number of coaches and a few wagons. These are in various stages of restoration.
Another group based at Ruddington is The GCR 567 Locomotive Project. The aim is to build a GCR class 2 4-4-0. Please support this project by donating £5.67 a month.
The Woodhead Site
This website celebrates the now closed Woodhead line between Manchester and Sheffield which was part of the GCR.
The emphasis is on the British Railways era when the line was electrified. The bottom of the screen has a superb animation of the electric trains
passing Torside crossing on the Woodhead line.
David Gosling (a GCRS member) has a particular interest in the history of the Gorton Locomotive Works in Manchester. These works
were operated by the MS&LR, GCR, LNER and finally by BR before closure in 1963. There is a linked discussion group on Yahoo -
This web site takes a close look at the history and the social effects of the 'London Extension' of the GCR on the communities it passed through.
It has original track plans, loco designs from Beyer-Peacock, and photos by SWA Newton.
This heritage line between Loughborough and Leicester North boasts the only section of double track on a heritage railway where trains can pass at speed.
The route follows the former GCR main line. An ambitious project to join both Great Central Railway heritage operations together called "Bridging the Gap"
was given the go ahead in June 2013.
The Great Central Railway Today
A review by Shaun Sanders of the state of the closed sections of the GC main line today. What a monument to the ineptitude and shortsightedness of the
civil servants who decreed in the 1960s that this line should be closed.
The Railway Pages of John Saxton's website
A selection of signal box diagrams mainly from the GCR together with an account of how to set up a computer signalbox simulation.
The LNER Encyclopedia
As good a site as any to find brief descriptions of LNER locomotive classes, which of course include ex-GC types. There are also profiles on the CMEs of the LNER.
A list of GCR locomotive types
A comprehensive list of GCR classes and basic information on each. No photos or notes.
Nick Tozer Railway Books
If you are looking to buy books on the GCR this is a good place to go.
Brian Wainwright's 7mm Great Central
A blog site for modellers of the GC in 7mm.
Chris Ward's Annesley Website
A site for photos and memories of Annesley Loco by Chris Ward (the 'Annesley Fireman').
The LNER Society
The society for those interested in all aspects of the LNER.