News

Call for Volunteers on Barnum restoration

Do we have vacancies? Do we have need of volunteers? We do. Old and new....! This is to help us restore our Barnum no.228 which is feeling a bit naked, awaiting recladding and a host of jobs of all types. If you are a woodworker or a DIY expert here is something...

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See us at GCR’s Autumn Gala this weekend!

This weekend: Sat 7th & Sun 8th October, we will be exhibiting at GCR's Autumn Gala.  Come and see to us at Quorn & Woodhouse station.  We would love to talk to you about the projects we are working on and the newly restored 6-wheeler No.946 which is now on...

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MS & LR No. 946 arrives at Mountsorrel

Mountsorrel have taken delivery of our very special railway coach, MS&LR No. 946. Built by the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway in 1888, before becoming the Great Central Railway in 1899, it has taken 16 years to restore from derelict condition and...

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“Come & See” Event at GCRN

  Come-and-See event at GCRN – call to members and surviving families “It is to be a GCR-themed “Come-and-See” event on Sunday 17 September, especially for Members of the Great Central Railway Society and as many GCR enthusiast friends as possible.” announces...

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Researching Barnum Interiors

As the GCR RST is planning its restorations of the four big “Barnums”, some interesting factors have emerged which will affect or assist the four remaining of the type: (See Barnum story - Articles) The first is that Keith Stimpson has come forward with an ability...

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Measuring the yard – at Ruddington

Planning for the future is well on the agenda at GCRN. How do we cater for the demands for siding and storage space at the Centre which is already scarce? When the two railways are reconnected at Loughborough the demand for new space will increase again – with more...

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GCR Suburban to become Stores-Van

Now that the work on the MS&L 6-wheel carriage is drawing to a close, the team have moved onto its next restoration project, another of the GCR Rolling Stock Trust's carriages, but with one big difference, reports Clyde Pennington, the Trust's coordinator on site....

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Roger Shelley meets the GCR Rolling Stock Trust

We were very pleased to meet with Roger Shelley, the newly appointed Head Curator of the GCR/NRM museum, right at the start.  He joined us at Ruddington to see what the Rolling Stock Trust and GCRN were all about. The next stage is to review what is the first major...

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