List of Great Central Railway locomotives and rolling stock

List Of Great Central Railway Locomotives And Rolling Stock

List of Great Central Railway locomotives and rolling stock

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This is a comprehensive list of locomotives and rolling stock based at the preserved Great Central Railway at Loughborough, Leicestershire and the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre near Ruddington.

Mainline steam locomotives

The Great Central can call upon a varied and powerful fleet of steam classes representing each of the United Kingdom's "Big Four" railway companies and British Rail. Some of them once worked along the original route, and others are a part of classes which did see service there.

Operational



Undergoing overhaul, restoration or repairs



Stored or static



Industrial steam locomotives

Industrial steam locomotives became the mainstay of steam power in early British railway preservation before the Barry Scrapyard veterans were fully restored. Many have huge traction efforts despite their small sizes, making them more than capable of hauling large passenger trains.

Operational



Undergoing overhaul, restoration or repairs



Stored or static



Mainline diesel shunters

With period railway scenes in mind and with the cheaper and more effective running costs they can deliver, there are a handful of ex-British Rail diesel shunters based on site. Despite normally working lightly they sometimes feature at special events on passenger and freight traffic.

Operational



Undergoing overhaul, restoration or repairs



Stored or static



Industrial diesel shunters

In addition to the larger network shunters there is also a modest collection of...
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