Great Central in the Midlands

Great Central in the Midlands


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Pete Sikes

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The photographic selection in this book, with several from the camera of Mike Mitchell, follows the line from Staveley Central through the East Midland cities of Nottingham and Leicester to Brackley Central in Northamptonshire, the southernmost station on the Great Central main line in the Midlands area.

There was a wide variety of motive power used over the GCR due to it being used as a cross-country route and the fact that under British Railways ownership it was controlled by both the Eastern and Midland regions, as well as joint ownership of Nottingham Victoria with the Great Northern Railway.

All photographs in this book are from the extensive library of The Transport Treasury and are available to purchase. You will find an image code at the end of each caption that accompany the wonderful photographs contained in this book.

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Weight 540 g
Dimensions 27.3 × 21.5 cm









273 x 215 mm



3 reviews for Great Central in the Midlands

  1. 5 out of 5


    It is a superb book; having grown up in Northwood, Middlesex (on the (former) Great Central and Metropolitan Joint Line) and having spent very many happy hours on Northwood station from the second half of the 1940s through to 3rd September 1966, many “Old Friends” are featured in the excellent photographs. I thoroughly recommend this book to those who are particularly interested, in what was, a fascinating railway.

  2. 5 out of 5

    richard czyzewski

    What a superb collection of photos. A very enjoyable peruse. Highly recommend.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely fabulous book!
    Although I’m far to young to recall the Great Central I Remember the bridge over the main line at Rugby and looking at the superb photographs it gives perspective when walking along the old GC line
    Well done Transport Treasury. More books on the GC in the 50s and 60s please!

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