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PRESS INFORMATION FROM GCR ROLLING STOCK TRUST

Date: 10 October 2018 Contact: Kate Tilley 07814 803184 or Richard Tilden-Smith: gcrrollingstocktrust@live.co.uk   Victorian “Gem of a Carriage” Booked for Sheffield'sArmistice Ceremony at Victoria Station Coming to the heart of the City of Sheffield to add focus to...

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New Faces aid Barnum rebuild It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mike Lang (Pictured centre, black tie), a leading light in Railway Vehicle Preservation (RVP to many), together with Nick Lang and Mark Robinson into the restoration team at Ruddington, to share...

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On board the Barnum, come Saturday 15 September…..

Now here is that double opportunity for you. We are opening the Barnum no.228 for your inspection to coincide with the annual reveal of progress on new build locomotive Parker 4-4-0 Class 2 no.567 – on Saturday 15 September from 10.00hours until midday at least.......

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Barnum moves on again…..

After a short intermission while the sides of the carriage were reconnected, all 16 panels of profiled teak board have now been fixed, despite the springing of the body sides, now corrected.  This reveals just how big the Barnum's interior saloons are compared with...

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Barnums….So we really need internal ventilation ?

There has been some heavy thinking going on about what we should provide for the travelling public when each of the Barnums is hopefully returned to traffic – in quite a number of years yet. Do we need to apply piped services in the planning now? And how much...

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Sprung body-side delays teak cladding work on Barnum

Placing the teak boarding on the interior walls of the second of the two saloons of Barnum no.228 came to an unexpected halt recently when it was discovered that screws retaining two of the main forged steel brackets retaining the side of the carriage to the main...

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Very sad loss of Trustee Richard Potter

We are most awfully sorry to tell you that Richard Potter, one of our senior Trustees in GCR Rolling Stock Trust is no longer with us. After an increasingly aggravating battle with Parkinson's disease he lost that fight on Tuesday last, 31 July, at home in Burton...

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Barnum brings them in…..!

The 2-day Model rail event in this amazing hot summer brought crowds to the cool main buildings at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre, Ruddington - and they came to see what was happening aboard our Barnum no.228 on display and open to all....and to the surprise...

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Come see Barnum progress this weekend!

Your opportunity indeed! Coming on the last day of June Saturday and Sunday 1 July at the Heritage Centre, Ruddington, is the annual GCRN Model Railway event – at which full access will be there for visitors to see our rebuilding of 1:1 scale Barnum no.228. We will be...

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Precisely up the wall….

It is really happening on Barnum no..228 up at Ruddington – and there is an open invite for bods with practical skills to come and help our small team, helped enormously by Peter Wilson's wizardry with wood and metal....! Current state is that the interior side...

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