The Primary objectives of the GCR Rolling Stock Trust are as follows:
- To be a non-profit making body, seeking funding solely to meet the following objectives:
- To own, lease or hire rolling stock of railway or road origin, or related artefacts, emanating from the former Great Central Railway or its predecessors.
- To restore, preserve and maintain such stock in original or near original specification, and where feasible in operating condition.
- To collect, collate and research historical information, data, plans and records relating to the design, build and operation of the rolling stock of the Great Central Railway and its predecessors.
- To share, make available and to provide historical and practical knowledge on an informal and formal educational basis.
- To provide and to ensure the preservation in perpetuity of all those properties obtained.
- To own, lease, hire or share such premises as are appropriate to the furtherance of the Trust.
- To demonstrate, exhibit or operate such items, in safe and sound condition, for hire, reward or some other remuneration, solely to assist in the funding of the maintenance and renovation of the Trust’s stockAIMS & OBJECTIVES
- The objectives of the Trust are to raise the funds is to restore vehicles in the Trust’s possession for public use, and in the restoration process train and educate the next generations in their design, construction, maintenance and restoration as important components of our transport heritage and to explain the very significant impact on the social life of the nation. All the vehicles have wooden bodies and all but three have steel frames. One particular unique vehicle was acquired as a body-only and it is mounted now on a donor 50-ft chassis.
- The Trust aims to restore, preserve and maintain the stock the Trust owns in original or near original specification and where feasible in operating condition, starting with its own fully operational unique GCR teak bodied train. It is also the intention to collect, collate, and research historical information, data, plans and records relating to the design, build, operation of the rolling stock of the Great Central Railway and its predecessors, in collaboration with the projected GCR Museum at Leicester.
- In terms of long-term plans, the Trust expects to preserve all the GCR relics obtained but also requires premises, or access to premises, appropriate to restoration and maintenance of all rescued vehicles. And of course it intends to demonstrate, exhibit and operate such items, in safe and sound conditions, potentially for hire if it helps the restoration process, solely to assist in the funding of the maintenance and renovation of the Trust’s stock.The Trust, a registered charity (No. 1082199), is a non-profit making body, raising funds principally for its own work.
The Trust, a registered charity (No. 1082199), is a non-profit making body, raising funds principally for its own work.