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Click on the links below to visit other websites that contain information related to The Last Main Line:

Viewfinder
Viewfinder is a selection of pictures illustrating England's rich heritage, including images by S. W. A. Newton, drawn from the English Heritage National Monuments Record collection.

The Great Central Railway
The official website of the preserved Great Central Railway, Britain's only main line steam railway, that operates between Loughborough and Leicester on the old 'London Extension'.

The National Railway Museum
The website for the National Railway Museum, the home of Britain's historical railway past, including the former Great Central Railway locomotive, BUTLER-HENDERSON.

London's Transport Museum
Find out more about the history of the Metropolitan Railway and London's other transport heritage at London's Transport Museum, one of the world's leading urban transport museums.

The Mainline Steam Trust
The Main Line Steam Trust helps to recreate the experience of British Main Line railway operation during the best years of steam and acts as a support body for the Great Central Railway based in Leicestershire, England.

Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre
The website for the LNER (GC) Heritage Trust, the Great Central Railway Northern Development Association, the Great Central Railway Rolling Stock Trust and the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) Ltd.

Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
The official website of the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, whose base is the former Metropolitan Railway station at Quainton Road. The centre is home to the former Metropolitan Railway locomotive, No. 1.

Nottingham Victoria Station Site
This site is dedicated to the former Nottingham Victoria Station and contains an informative library of photos and information.

The Vintage Carriages Trust
The Vintage Carriages Trust are a volunteer body dedicated to the rescue and preservation of historic railway carriages. Their magnificent collection includes a former Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway carriage, Metropolitan Railway stock, and the former Great Central contractors' locomotive, SIR BERKELEY.

Great Central Today
This website is intended to document the current state of Britain's last main line at it enters its second century. A highly informative and interesting site.

Leicestershire and Rutland Records Office
The official website for the Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland - the home of S. W. A. Newton's famous railway photographs and other Great Central Railway ephemera.

Central Railway
Central Railway is proposing to build a new, high-speed railway linking Manchester with the European continent, removing thousands of HGV's from the roads. The route will occupy part of the old Great Central trackbed.

The Great Central Railway Society
Not to be confused with the preserved railway in Loughborough, the Great Central Railway Society is dedicated to researching the history and issues surrounding the Great Central Railway system.

Great Central Railway Through Leicester
This site explores the remains of the Great Central in the historic city of Leicester. Contains modern and contemporary photographs, including some fascinating views of Leicester Central's interior.