This coming Saturday 30th June legendary Prototype HST Power Car 41001 and 125 Group’s sleek Mk3 coaches will be running passenger trains at Great Central Railway (Nottingham) which is also holding its annual Model Railway Show. Services depart from Ruddington station at 1030, 1215, 1400 and 1545 running to Loughborough Viaduct and back under the ‘Yellow Timetable’. Tickets available on the day or in advance, more information on the GCR(N) website.
Buffet 125 will be open on-board our Mk3 coach RFM 10206, selling hot snacks, sandwiches, hot and cold beverages plus alcoholic drinks including wine and bottled beer, our volunteers will be pleased to serve you. The 125 Group sales stand will also be on the train, with latest merchandise available, including copies of our fantastic new book ‘125 Enduring Icon’. Our Trustees will also be on-hand and pleased to talk about our exciting HST Depot Appeal.
The GCR(N) route is just under 10 miles long, after departing from Ruddington trains reverse at Fifty Steps (no station) then run southbound calling at Rushcliffe Halt station, continuing through the scenic Nottinghamshire countryside to Loughborough Viaduct, which has no station but affords a great view over the Midland Mainline and looks down into Brush Locomotive Works, with class 43s, 73s, 92s and 319s often visible.
Ruddington station (sat-nav postcode NG11 6JS) is the base for GCR(N) with many heritage transport exhibits, miniature and model railways, car parking and bus links to Nottingham and Loughborough. Rushcliffe Country Park is also here and overlooks the line. We hope you can join us for a summer’s day out with the original Screaming Valenta High Speed Train power car 41001, plus take in the GCR(N) Model Railway Show.