Once part of the Great Central Main Line from Sheffield to London, our route runs from Ruddington (just south of Nottingham) to the northern edge of Loughborough.
We're based at Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, next to Rushcliffe Country Park. A short branch line, once used by the MoD, leads over a level crossing to Fifty Steps junction on the main-line formation.
From there, a straight run over Gotham Moor takes us to the side of Gotham sidings, once a busy interchange for gypsum traffic.
Continuing south, the route reaches Hotchley Hill sidings, adjacent to the gypsum and plasterboard works at East Leake.
Rushcliffe Halt retains its modest character, and has been been carefully restored.
Further south, the line runs through the site of East Leake station. The rare "Upside-down" GCR island platform is still present, although not currently open to passengers.
Further south, a deep cutting and deep tunnel bring us through Barnstone Sidings, and over the river Soar on the majestic Stanford Viaduct.
Just outside the historic Brush Works at Loughborough, our route ends with a chord down to the Midland Main Line.
A series of bridges are presently under construction to reconnect to the preserved Great Central at Loughborough, making an eighteen mile heritage main-line.