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Built at GortonIf you seek further information regarding the Great Central Railway (1897-1923) a useful list of literature references is reproduced below. This list is largely mirrored at the Great Central Railway Society website and as at the latter, is not intended to be exhaustive. Some publications are out of print but a search of online second-hand bookseller's lists may often prove fruitful.


Engineering Papers

Engineering drwg. for Braunstone Gate Bridge (Leicester)The latter three papers provide details of the construction of the Northern, Southern and Metropolitan Divisions of the G.C.R. London Extension. They are a mine of information, illustrations and engineering drawings and diagrams. Copies of these, and other civil engineering papers relating to the G.C.R. are available online (at some cost) from the ICE Virtual Library website.

Geological Papers

The above paper details an 1896 geological excursion investigating the geological exposures between Nottingham and Leicester during the building of the G.C.R. London Extension.

Above paper details an 1896 geological excursion investigating Lias Group exposures uncovered during the construction of the G.C.R. London Extension.

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