Daily image gallery

While the railway is temporarily sleeping, we'll be regularly updating our website with a selection of photographs taken on the railway in previous years. Special thanks to the photographers who have kindly provided images for use here.

We hope you enjoy the selection each day.

Monday 30th March - 18:30

"Successive generations of ever-versatile Class 5 pass on a busy main line."
Photo © Ken Simms


Monday 30th March - 13:00

Although not a photograph, our latest update film for our Reunification appeal has just been published!

You can find out more about the Reunification appeal online at www.gcrailway.co.uk/unify


Monday 30th March - 10:00

"Steaming away from the town, the countryside beckons..."
Photo © Steven Bottrill


Sunday 29th March - 19:00

"A glance towards the window on Great Central journeys past and future..."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


Sunday 29th March - 14:00

"British Railways - Goods from door to door."
Video © J.A. Shaw

Sunday 29th March - 10:00

"The mid-morning goods... Assorted vans for many a destination."
Photo © Scott Mattock


Saturday 28th March - 19:00

"Sharing the golden sunlight of a May evening, Class 2 and Type 2 on the Great Central." - Andrew Morley

"Sharing the golden sunlight of a May evening, Class 2 and Type 2 on the Great Central."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


Saturday 28th March - 14:00

"The mighty 0-6-0 makes light work of any day's two hundred ton goods."
Photo © Roy Harris.


Saturday 28th March - 10:00

"In these unprecedented times of 2020, our "Goods Galore" gala must wait for another day, but today we bring you the sights and sounds of a goods train, even if only on film for now. Goods Galore will return!"
Video © Great Central Railway/AJM


Friday 27th March - 19:00

"Words of wisdom at the start of another journey."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


Friday 27th March - 12:50

"Witherslack Hall - The preservation story begins."
6990 arrives to begin restoration in November 1975.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection


Friday 27th March - 09:30

"Breaking out of the shade into the morning sunshine."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


Thursday 26th March - 18:30

"Giants of the rails prepare for their next turn of duty."
Photo © Peter Salmon


Thursday 26th March 2020 - 14:00

"Pausing just briefly in a village station, an afternoon local train simmers quietly awaiting the signal, green flag, and whistle."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


Thursday 26th March 2020 - 09:00

"A branch line excursion in the sunshine".
Photo © Roy Harris.



Wednesday 25th March 2020 - 13:00

"Under starter's orders". 9F 92214 awaits departure from Loughborough Central in June 2018.
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


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