Old Photographs

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

Train Leicester Central

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

Leicester Central - Photographs of Leicester Central Station prior to closure, and other structures round about.

8F Leicester Central

Leicester Central in Colour - Colour photographs of Leicester Central Station prior to closure, courtesy of Phil Herrick.

Nottingham - Rugby

Nottingham - Rugby - A trip by train from Leicester Central to Nottingham and Rugby a couple of weeks before closure of the line.

Last day Leicester Central

Last Day & Demolition - Photographs of Leicester Central station on the last day of passenger trains, demolition of Leicester Central, and photographs around, courtesy of John Bailey.

V2 south of Leicester

Steam around Leicester Central -  Classic photographs by other photographers have been obtained with copyright and give an idea of the latter day steam scene around Leicester Central.  A new page which will hopefully be expanded.

Leicester Central Station demolition

Dereliction & Demolition - Photographs of Leicester Central station derelict and during demolition.  Also the derelict Leicester Central locomotive shed and carriage sidings.  Courtesy of David Putt.

Leicester Central goods offices

Around Leicester - Photographs of Great Central scenes around Leicester.

Leicester Central demolition

Leicester Demolition 1 - The demolition of Great Central Railway bridges and buildings from Belgrave & Birstall southwards to Leicester Central Station.

Leicester Central demolition

Leicester Demolition 2 - The demolition of Great Central Railway bridges and buildings from from Leicester Central Station southwards through Leicester.

Leicester West Bridge demolition

West Bridge - The viaduct at West Bridge around the time of its demolition.

Great Central demolition Nottingham

Nottingham - Photographs of some of the structures south of Victoria station and their demolition.

Great Central Ruddington

South to Ruddington - A brakevan trip through Nottingham and south to Ruddington, shortly before this route was closed, courtesy of Steve Richards.

Great Central Stanford viaduct

Ruddington to Loughborough - Photographs of track and trains on the ex-GCR north of Loughborough to Ruddington, and of the bridge over the ex-Midland main line.

steam train at Quorn & Woodhouse station

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.

Loughborough & Sheepshed Railway Map1899

Maps of the ‘Loughborough and Sheepshed Railway’ - Scans of maps from 1898 of the proposed branch railway from Loughborough Central to Shepshed.

To see more old photographs of other railways in this area visit my Railway Photo Galleries.

© 2001-2021   Text and photographs copyright Nigel Tout, unless otherwise indicated.