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Great Central Links

The Great Central Railway - The preserved section of The Great Central Railway (Loughborough to Birstall) have their own website with full details on the line. Well worth a visit- the website and the line itself!

Nottingham Heritage Centre - The northern development of the line (Ruddington to Loughborough) has it's base at Ruddington at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. There is info on the line, the Heritage Centre and the LNER(GC) Trust.

Main Line Steam Trust - The registered charity that supports The Great Central Railway - you can do online donations & subscriptions here.

Great Central Discussion Board - Official preserved GCR discussion board- with all the latest news, views and ideas on the railway.

Bridging The Gap - Offical 'gap' website by GCR (Link) Ltd; a company set up to bridge the gap between GCR(S) and GCR(N) at Loughborough.

Central Railway Group - A group with the intention to open a UK frieght line from the continent to the north of England via the Midlands. They intend to use the Great Central's former line from the site of Calvert station (near Aylesbury) to Leicester.

Railway Archive : The Last Main Line - A complete record of the GCR mainline including photos & other information. The website is part of a larger transport archive. Well worth a look!

Parkway One - A website written with solutions for improving the UK's rail network including how the Great Central could be used. An interesting read.

The GCR through Leicester - A superb site with up to date photos of areas along the former GC line through Leicester.

The Great Central Today - Another great site with up to date photos from the GCR between south Leicester and Rugby.

GCR Lines Photo Gallery - A large collection of photos of the GCR including many timetables & handbills.

Nottingham Rail - An interesting site with then & now photos of many railways around Nottingham.

The Great Central Railway Society - Society dedicated to the history of the line.

Paul Atchinson - Heritage Transport Artist - Paintings and prints of buses, trams, railways, lorries, motorbikes, cars and aircraft including Nottingham Victoria Station

Train Simulator & Other Rail Links

TrainSim UK - Another superb site for train simulator related things

Black 5 Simulator - Official Black 5 Steam Loco sim website- looking to be a very promising sim. [Project is now suspended]

UK Train Sim - Large forum & best source for UK train sim downloads. Includes the Woodhead route & the East Coast Main Line. Also has a number of GC locos for download.

My other web sites

The Bottesford Bar - A more personal website all about my very own bar! Lots on lighting technology as well as a photo collection.

Eleanor Hicks - Fashion Designer - My fiance's website with her fashion design work portfolio and contact details

Other Links

Victoria Shopping Centre - Website for the shopping centre that replaced the station.

Trillian messenger - Quite simply the best chat client out there. Supports ICQ, Yahoo, MSN, AIM & IRC from one programme. Good even if you only use the one network as well.

Opera - My preferred internet browser- faster, more reliable & a much better interface than the rest. All my websites work correctly with Opera.