Great Central Railway bridge preparation work begins [BBC News]





Date: 11/01/2014

Work to build a £1m rail link between two heritage railway lines used as film sets has begun. Boreholes have been drilled in preparation for a bridge over the Midland Mainline at Loughborough. It will link the Great Central Railway North and South, creating 18 miles of heritage railway across Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.


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Great Central Railway bridge preparation work begins - BBC News
A steam train running on the railway

BBC News

Work to build a £1m link between two heritage railway lines used as film sets has begun.

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