Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre and Great Central Railway

The Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre is the owner of the old Great Central Railway line from Ruddington to Loughborough junction in Leicestershire. Visitors can experience steam train journeys, view a collection of classic buses, and since the centre is set within Rushcliffe Country Park, there are plenty of scenic walks to enjoy.

Website: Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre

The Great Central Railway – Nottingham operates heritage services across 10 miles of mainline track, hauled by historic diesel and steam locomotives.

Great Central Railway – Nottingham

The Great Central Railway – Nottingham operates heritage services across 10 miles of former mainline rail track through South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire hauled by historic diesel and steam locomotives.

Ruddington

Journeys begin at Ruddington, south of Nottingham, and continue to East Leake and Loughborough. The railway’s base at Ruddington features a model railway, miniature railways, a heritage bus collection and engineering workshop, as well as a cafe and gift shop.

Volunteers

The railway is entirely owned and operated by a dedicated group of volunteers.

Opening Hours

Timetables vary throughout the year. Please contact the railway for details.

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