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The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) offers over 10 miles of heritage railway running through the beautiful scenery of South Nottinghamshire and North-West Leicestershire.


Journeys begin at Ruddington, just south of Nottingham, and continue through to East Leake and Loughborough. Our facilities at Ruddington include a Model Railway, Miniature Railways, a Heritage Transport Collection and railway workshop with full engineering facilities, as well as a cafeteria and gift shop. There's plenty to see and do at our Ruddington base, so we aren't just a train ride - be sure to make time to see all our attractions and facilities.


Services are pulled by heritage Steam and Diesel locomotives, re-creating the experience of train travel from a time when it was more than just a means to get from one place to another.


The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) is a great experience for all the family. Come and enjoy a day with us!


Check-out or "Visitor Information" page to see all that you can see and do, and our Timetables and Special Events pages have full train service and Events details.


The railway is entirely owned and operated by a dedicated group of volunteers who continue to develop the line as one of Nottinghamshire's premier visitor attractions. 


We actively encourage new members and volunteers to get involved with the maintenance and operation of our railway Check-out the "Volunteer" link above and the pages for the Structures Group, S&T Group and Diesel Group


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