A selection from the many web sites that cater for those with an interest in the Great Central Railway or railways in general.
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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.
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.
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.