Mind the Gap: Great Central Railway to be joined after 40 years [BBC News]





Date: 12/02/2016

Work to reconnect two parts of a railway line which was divided into two over three decades ago is due to begin later. The Great Central Railway, between Leicester and Nottingham, was left with a 500m gap after a bridge was removed. A new bridge, in Loughborough, will rejoin both parts of the 18-mile (29km) railway, described by its owners as the 'UK's only main line heritage railway'. The £8m project is due to be completed by 2019.


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Mind the Gap: Great Central Railway to be joined after 40 years - BBC News
Old Midland Mainline with locomotive in late 1950s

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Work to reconnect two parts of a heritage railway line which was divided into two over three decades ago begins.

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The Gap at the south end of Loughborough (Midland) station where the former Great Central Railway crossed the Midland main line. The embankment of the former GCR runs off to the left. View south in July 2003.
Location: Loughborough Midland
Company: Midland Counties Railway
14/07/2003 Ewan Crawford
Newly built Pacific 60163 Tornado fresh from Darlington Works (the former Hopetown Carriage Works) is put through its paces on the Great Central line near Loughborough on 10 September 2008.
Location: Loughborough Central
Company: London Extension (Great Central Railway)
21/09/2008 Peter Todd
The GCR Leicester North station slowly thawing out on a quiet January Friday. Notice the brick cutout for the now demolished signal box on the right and the bricked-up entrance to the former Belgrave and Birstall station on the distant overbridge [see image 31066].
Location: Leicester North
Company: London Extension (Great Central Railway)
15/01/2010 Ken Strachan