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GCRN Charters

GCRN Charters

Whether you are an enthusiast photographic group, a real-ale club, railway club or group of enthusiasts with specific interests, a charter train on the GCRN may be just for you.

Our railway comprises 10 miles of former main-line railway that stretches from our base at Ruddinton, south to Loughborough. The line has a "gable profile", with gradients both sides of the summit of the line at "Barnstone" Tunnel. Ruddington features ample parking, and is only 10 minutes south of the centre of Nottingham, just off the A52 and A60 trunk roads and only 20 minutes from the M1 (Jct 24 or 25).



Main Line Charter Services
If you are seeking to run a main line charter service, GCRN offers a viable destination in the East Midlands. Our connection with ...

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Rail Industry

Rail Industry Services

GCRN: Supporting Industry and the environment

British Gypsum (BG) is headquartered at East Leake, the company's largest production facility. BG moves raw materials to the site in purpose-built wagons, haulage of which is contracted to EWS and GB Railfreight. The trains operate from Loughborough to East Leake on Great Central Railway (Nottingham) rails, helping British Gypsum operate efficiently and supporting the company's commitment to the environment. Gypsum Services operate twice daily, Monday through Friday.



Partnering with the Rail industry
Great Central Railway (Nottingham) has an enviable reputation and history of partnerships across the rail industry. Since 2000 MTR Training have hosted training courses at our facilities, includi...

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Film & TV

Film & TV

Services for Film and Television
Whether you are looking for a small branch line steam train similar to "The Railway Children", or a modern, main-line express diesel train thundering up the main line, we offer location, facilities and rolling stock to meet your filming and location requirements.

Our diesel locomotives and diesel railcars are representatives of types used from the late 1950's right up to the present day.

We have modern carriages that represent today's railways, as well as those that were used in the 1950s, 1960's and 1970s. These support both internal and external shoots, supporting bygone and up-to-date passenger travel.

We also have a variety of freight vehicles to complement the locomotives and passenger vehicles above.

Our railway features over and under bridges, a level crossing, a tunnel and a large viaduct, as well as cuttings and embankments - a f...

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