The Great Central Railway is a heritage railway and Transport Museum on the south side of the village of Ruddington in Nottinghamshire. The route consists of almost 10 miles of the former Great Central Railway Main Line from Loughborough South Junction to Fifty Steps Bridge and the site of Ruddington's former GCR station site, plus a branch line from Fifty Steps Bridge to the Ruddington Fields site which is located on a former Ministry of Defence site next to Rushcliffe Country Park.
There are stations open to the public at Ruddington Fields and at Rushcliffe Halt. The GCR aim to re-open the former station at East Leake in the longer term.The railway is currently not connected to Great Central Railway, although there are plans well underway and work has started to reunite the two preserved lines. This is a major engineering project that is expected to be completed during 2024 - 2028. Some 5.5 miles of the line is used by gypsum trains serving the British Gypsum works at East Leake.
Official Website http://www.gcrn.co.uk/
Coordinates 52°53'6.015" N -1°8'52.744" E