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Original plans of the Great Central Railway

Rugby Dunton Bassett Tunnel Lutterworth Leicester Swithland Reservoir Loughborough Loughborough River Trent Nottingham Nottingham Hucknall Annesley
The following pages display original plans for the section Great Central Railway London Extension between Annesley Junction and Rugby. Click on the plan above or the links below to see pages from the plan books.

Detail from the title page

Alongside the complete route from Annesley to Rugby, you may also view the title page from the book of plans, and four supplemenatary pages that show details of the railway's path through Nottingham:

Basford Junction Plan Basford Junction
This plan shows the GCR's intersection with the Great Northern Railway at Basford to the north of Nottingham.
Nottingham Victoria Station Plan Nottingham Victoria Station
Nottingham Victoria Station sat between Windsor Street and Mansfield Road, which is now the site of the Victoria Shopping Centre.
Nottingham Street Plan Nottingham Street Plan
To facilitate the construction of Victoria Station, the plan book also included a map of the surrounding streets of central Nottingham.
Nottingham Goods Yard Clifton Colliery Branch
Plans showing the Great Central Railway connection to Clifton Colliery near Wilford Bridge on the banks of the Trent.

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The complete list of plans: