News

We are well on our way – with a GCR Barnum classic

Thanks especially to a master woodworking craftsman with 56 years experience, work on transforming the hulk of Barnum no.228 at the Ruddington Heritage Centre has taken a massive leap forward. Scores of workings of seasoned teak, recovered from a now demolished bonded...

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BARNUM DATE NOT TO MISS!

The best news of 2018 from the Rolling Stock Trust.....! We are on our way big time with our next restoration project, Barnum saloon no.228! Thanks to amazing woodworking skills – machining and profiling teak boards for cladding of internal and external body sides – a...

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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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