FRIENDS of the GREAT CENTRAL MAIN LINE
Lovatt House, 3, Wharnclife Road, Loughborough, LE11 1SL Tel:01509 632338
Grand Spring Draw – The Winners
The Draw took place at Loughborough Central on 24th May, 2014.
1st Prize – Cab Ride on Network Rail courtesy of Chiltern Railways – Mr R B Batty – Newark – Ticket No.3672
2nd Prize – Two First Class Tickets on Railway Touring Company UK tour of winners choice – Mr J Bailey – Loughborough – Ticket No.20338
3rd Prize – GCR Bronze Footplate Experience – D K Brown – Aston on Trent – Ticket No.103723
4th Prize – Guided Tour of Rugby Signalling Control Centre and Training Simulator for 2 Guests – Mr P Bayley-Bligh – Swadlincote – Ticket No.105332
5th Prize – Two First Class Tickets on East Midlands Trains (route of winner choice) – Mr P Legg – Loughborough – Ticket No.101132
6th Prize – Guided Tour of Rugby Signalling Control Centre and Training Simulator for 2 Guests – A Vickers – Nuneaton – Ticket No.106466
7th Prize – Two dining Tickets on the GCR’s South Yorkshireman – S Wright – Barnsley – Ticket No.105121
8th Prize – Two dining Tickets on the GCR’s South Yorkshireman – Mr A Wallace – Mountsorrel – Ticket No.106031
9th Prize – GCR Footplate Ride on “Oliver Cromwell” or “Cock o’ the North” – Mrs Sinden – Ashford – Ticket No.103769
10th Prize – Bottle of Malt Whiskey – R Webber – Bristol
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN
The Great Central Railway (GCR) aims to re-create, for present and future generations, the experience of British main line railway operation during the best years of steam locomotives. We run regular Steam and Diesel hauled trains for tourists and enthusiasts between Loughborough and Leicester and we are a Gold award East Midlands Tourism Accredited Visitor Attraction and are Britain’s only Double Track Main Line Heritage Railway.
The Friends of the Great Central Main Line (FoGCML) is the railway’s membership organisation and helps provide the continually improving heritage experience that is the GCR. The vast majority of people who operate our railway are unpaid volunteers, all of whom are members of the FoGCML. Operating our 100 year old railway, comprising bridges, track, buildings, signalling, locomotives and rolling stock is an expensive business, becoming even more so as time continues to march on!
The ongoing support from our members and volunteers is essential in ensuring the continued success of the railway. Why not help us and join the FoGCML? In return for a modest membership subscription, you will receive many benefits, including our regular magazine Main Line, and except during some special events, reduced fare travel on the railway.
We regularly receive positive comments about our main line atmosphere and courteous staff and your generous support will help us to keep the GCR running for future generations to enjoy. Please click on the appropriate link below to join us. Your support would be very welcome!
Andy Fillingham – Chairman
CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP
Adult (16 and over) £22 per year
Senior (over 65) £17 per year
Family/Joint (Two adults and up to three children) £35 per year
First Class £80 per year
Student (up to 24) £15 per year
Junior (under 16) £15 per year
Working Member £10 per year
Working Family £10 per year
For overseas members a £5 supplement is applied to the membership categories.
There’s a great range of benefits for the Friends of the Great Central Main Line
Four copies per year of the award winning magazine Main Line
- Four copies per year of the Friends Newsletter
- Access to Main Line Xtra on the GCR website for additional news, features and special offers
- Free access to GCR stations and discounts on fares including galas (except as advertised)
- Special offers at the GCR’s shop
- The chance to support the Railway and join as a volunteer
- The opportunity to apply for a Lineside Access Permit (£30 per year)
First Class Friends also get
- Discounts for themselves and up to five others on 1st Class Dining Trains
Working Friends (volunteers) also get
- Discounts on 1st Class Dining Trains and Drive a Locomotive Experience services
AND you will be safe in the knowledge that your support will help preserve the experience of a unque steam operated double track main line railway for you and future generations to enjoy!
Report of the Committee and Statement of Independently Examined Accounts for the Year ended January, 31st, 2013