All Aboard at the Great Central Railway

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All Aboard at the Great Central Railway

Ruddington Fields is the principle station and main base for the operations of the Great Central Railway (Nottingham)

There is a cafeteria, serving hot and cold food and a good variety of drinks, toilets with baby change facilities, a gift shop, the narrow-gauge line operated by the Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers (NSMEE) and a collection of historic buses as well as a building hosting three model railway layouts.

Great Central Railway @ Ruddington

Great Central Railway @ Ruddington

GCR (N) is located alongside the Rushcliffe Country Park in Mere Way, Ruddington. Car parking is plentiful. The Country Park features an excellent children’s play area and a kiosk selling teas, coffees and ice creams. Ruddington village (approx. 20 minute walk from Ruddington Fields) has a good variety of pubs and shops, including a fish & chip shop.

Heritage trains, steam or diesel, run most weekends and travel nearly 10 miles of the old Great Central Railway main line which used to run from Nottingham Victoria to London Marylebone but now run as far as Loughborough Junction through the lovely countryside of South Nottinghamshire.

LATEST NEWS: The Railway are pleased to announce that ex Turkish Stanier 8F – 8274 is staying with them for the whole of the 2017 season in conjunction with the Churchill 8F Group and will be hauling all of the services from the beginning of April.

The February Half Term running weekends on the 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th of February will be operated by the iconic Heritage Diesel Locomotives.

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