Old Photographs: Leicester Central in Colour

This section features a set of photographs generously provided by Phil Herrick of Leicester Central station before closure.

Being in colour they give a more realistic impression of the last days of the station before closure than my black and white photographs.

Leicester Central station, 1965

8F 2-8-0 no. 48035 passes through Leicester Central station with a break van in June 1966

8F 2-8-0 no. 48035 passes through platform 6, the main southbound platform, with a brake van in tow in June 1966.

Leicester Central station, May 1969, just before closure

A Nottingham Arkwright Street to Rugby Central service enters Leicester Central statio

A Nottingham Arkwright Street to Rugby Central service enters Leicester Central station from the north.  The height of the station on a viaduct can be judged by the roof of the Great Central Hotel on the right.

Platforms 1 and 2 in the north bay, Leicester Central station

Platforms 1 and 2 in the north bay with the tracks now lifted.

Looking north, Leicester Central station

Looking north along platform 5, the main northbound platform.  From personal experience of helping to maintain the smaller canopy at Loughborough Central station before it was all renewed using modern methods, the task of maintaining this canopy would have been formidable.

Platform 6 at Leicester Central station

Platform 6, the main southbound platform, at Leicester Central station.  The cars on the right are parked where tracks used to be.

Leicester Central station south bay platforms

The south bay platforms with the tracks now lifted.

Closure notice at Leicester Central station

A poster announcing the closure of the line and stations between Nottingham Arkwright Street and Rugby Central.

Old Photographs Section

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