This section has old photographs from just before closure of the section of the ex-Great Central Railway around Leicester, and during its demolition.
It is split into the following subsections
Trains - Local passenger trains around Leicester Central Station just before its closure, and trains in the goods yard and the scrap yards which opened there.
Leicester Central - Photographs of Leicester Central Station prior to closure, and other structures round about.
Leicester Central in Colour - Colour photographs of Leicester Central Station prior to closure, courtesy of Phil Herrick.
Around Leicester - Photographs of Great Central scenes around Leicester.
Nottingham - Rugby - A trip by train from Leicester Central to Nottingham and Rugby a couple of weeks before closure of the line.
South to Ruddington - A brakevan trip through Nottingham and south to Ruddington, shortly before this route was closed, courtesy of Steve Richards.
Last Day & Demolition - Photographs of Leicester Central on the last day of passenger trains, demolition of Leicester Central, and photographs around, courtesy of John Bailey.
Leicester Demolition 1 - The demolition of Great Central Railway bridges and buildings from Belgrave & Birstall southwards to Leicester Central Station.
Leicester Demolition 2 - The demolition of Great Central Railway bridges and buildings from from Leicester Central Station southwards through Leicester.
West Bridge - The viaduct at West Bridge around the time of its demolition.
Nottingham - Photographs of some of the structures south of Victoria station and their demolition.
Loughborough - Photographs of trains on the ex-GCR north of Loughborough, and of the bridge over the ex-Midland main line.
Early Days of Preservation - Photographs of MLPG publicity events, activity at Loughborough Central, and MLST trains between Quorn & Woodhouse and Loughborough in 1973. Including photographs courtesy of Phil Herrick.
To see more old photographs of other railways in this area visit my Railway Photo Galleries.
© 2001-2017 Text and photographs copyright Nigel Tout, unless otherwise indicated.