Great Central Railway (Nottingham) (GCRN). The site includes locomotive and rolling stock workshops (accessible to the public), as well as cafeteria and shops. Also on-site is a miniature railway operated by the Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (NSMEE). The site also has a Model Railway club and building housing local historic buses. Leaving Ruddington Fields station, the railway links Ruddington with East Leake and Loughborough. The Ruddington-Loughborough railway comprises 10 miles (16 km).
Road transport collection
Leyland Atlantean Nottingham City Transport ARC 666T "Andrew Pickering" built in 1978 (numerous experimental features made this vehicle unique amongst NCT's Atlanteans,)
AEC Regent III Nottingham City Transport OTV 161 built in 1954.
Vehicles undergoing light work
Routemaster RCL London Transport CUV 218C built in 1965. (Notable for being the first RCL Routemaster to be built)
Leyland Atlantean open-top ex Northern General and Trent ORC 545P built in 1976. (Was also registered MPT 299P and YRC 194 before receiving its present registration)
Leyland PD1 Barton Transport JVO 230 built in 1948.
Vehicles undergoing overhaul or restoration
Barton Transport AEC Reliance/Plaxton Panorama coach 866 HAL built in 1960. (Undergoing restoration)
Leyland PD1 ex Leicester and Barton DJF 349 built in 1947. (Undergoing restoration)
Leyland Lion LT5 South Notts VO 8846 built in 1933. (Stored awaiting a major restoration)
Leyland National Mk.1 Trent Buses KVO 429P built in 1975.
Leyland Royal Tiger/Duple Roadmaster South Notts MAL 310 built in 1951. (Stored awaiting restoration)
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tyro (15665) 2013-08-31 4:07
From your note, this sounds as though it would be just the place I would love to visit, what with all those interesting old road and rail vehicles. Can you watch these vehicles undergoing restoration too?
Your picture shows lots of interesting roling stock as well as an old gantry, signal and a signal box too. Your composition is excellent, the track lines leading the eye well into the picture and the rolling stock on the left being nicely balanced by the signal box and platform on the right.
Lovely rich colours, fine contrasts and excellent details and sharpness.
- Copyright: marion morgan (jester5) (1785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-30
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot SX40HS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-31 2:27