FRIENDS of the GREAT CENTRAL MAIN LINE
Lovatt House, 3, Wharnclife Road, Loughborough, LE11 1SL Tel:01509 632338
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
Grand Spring Draw 2015 - The Results
This year the Annual Spring Draw was in aid of the
Bridge to the Future Appeal
Restoration of No.34039 "Boscastle"
The draw took place at Loughborough Central at 4pm on Sunday 14th June, 2015
The list of winners is as follows:
Prize Ticket Number Winner
1st 11993 Stewart McLoughlin
2nd 45418 Alan Carstairs
3rd 37032 Ken Betteridge
4th 43042 Chris Heeley
5th 43971 Mrs Burke
6th 43882 A.R. Royo
7th 46120 G. New
8th 36453 Mrs D. Carter
9th 21797 Iain & Halyna Pudney
10th 13270 Ken King
11th 37475 A.A. Doughty
12th 10094 J. Harrison
13th 21959 B. Davey
14th 45935 Adam Baker
15th 42697 Bob Littler
16th 30020 Peter Brooks
17th 27558 Bill Higson
18th 19413 Jim Andrews
19th 24594 J. Montgomery
20th 45087 Mrs S.D. Tilly
21st 47294 Ian
22nd 30515 Stuart A. Dale
23th 2981 N.R. Featherstone
24th 30169 M. Booth
25th 26938 James Straw
Further details of the draw and prizes will be published in Main Line No.164.
Draw Promoter: Andy Fillingham, Spinney Close, Main Street, Kibworth Harcourt, Leicester, LE8 0NQ
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!