In the September issue of The Rudd, we were pleased to bring you some great news about receiving funding for the construction of the carriage shed at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre (NTHC). We now have an update!
Contractors moved onto the site in mid-September. They’re completing a building which will be home to four historic railway carriages, protecting them from the weather and vandalism. Now the project has been restarted, progress has been rapid, with new tracks laid to connect the building to the rest of the lines at Ruddington.
When full size railway trains return to the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) – which is based at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre – keeping carriages undercover will make them more presentable and help enhance local tourism. The work should be complete by mid-December this year.
Other funding for the project is coming from East Midlands Railway Trust and LNER (GC) Heritage Trust. To complete the funding jigsaw, Great Central Railway (Nottingham) needs to raise £15,000 to install roller shutter doors on the building and complete the electrical fit-out. So far, £3,000 has been raised by generous donors.
We’d really appreciate any donations to help boost the appeal and get the building finished. This is an appeal where any contribution really will make a difference.
Donations are being handled by LNER GC Heritage Trust. You can donate online at https://lnergctrust.org/ by clicking on the ‘Carriage Shed Appeal’ button. Or, cheques made payable to ‘LNER (GC) Heritage Trust’ can be sent to Secretary, LNER (GC) Heritage Trust, Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6JS.
Thank you for your support. Together we’re making a difference to local tourism and heritage.