A stunning new calendar featuring 12 beautifully reproduced ‘Night Steam’ images from the GCR has just gone on sale. The photographs are incredible – the work of talented photographer Andrew Rapacz. It’s a whole new way to see the GCR – a splendid recreation of a Main Line at night. The front cover and image of GWR King, No 6023 King Edward II here are just examples, and can only hint at the high quality of the calendar.
Andrew has donated his time to compile the calendar himself. Friends of the Great Central Main Line have sponsored the printing costs. This collection can give you a whole year of pleasure for just £10. Even better, ALL the proceeds go directly to our Bridge to the Future appeal. Haven’t made a donation to our Bridge appeal yet? Or do you want to get your Christmas shopping started early? Head down to Loughborough station Emporium today. There is a strictly limited stock and once they are gone, they are gone. Don’t miss out on the talking point of your wall space for the next year!
66753 replaces 66755 at our DIESEL GALA this weekend due to availability. This will be the loco’s first passenger workings!
You can now get your tickets for our Autumn Steam Gala, 2nd – 5th October. Get 10% off if you book before 20th September!
Topping the bill is D49 62712 “Morayshire” and BR Standard 4 76084 alongside seven of GCR’s home fleet. For more information and to book, visit the event page
Volunteer members of the Boscastle team will be offering informative tours of the Loughborough Locomotive Shed (not normally open to visitors) on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September.
Tour times are on the half-hour and on the hour from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm – except 1.00 pm (guides’ lunch break). Party size is limited to 12, with only one group in the shed at any one time: best chances are on the hour.
Tour lasts half an hour: please allow 10 mins. to walk to the shed prior to the tour and 10 mins. to walk back again.
YOUR CHANCE TO SEE RESTORATION, OVERHAUL AND REPAIR WORK IN PROGRESS AND HEAR ABOUT THE PLACE OF ‘BOSCASTLE’ IN THE STORY OF THE GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY.
There is no charge for the tour, but donations towards the overhaul of Rebuilt ‘West Country’ Class 4-6-2 no. 34039 Boscastle will be much appreciated. Illustrated Shed Guidebook available for £3, only from your Guide – a unique ‘Boscastle’ publication.
PLEASE NOTE: Visitors are required to be in possession of valid GCR travel tickets or platform tickets. Tours are not suitable for children under 6, or for pushchairs.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Toy & Train Fair on 7th September has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
2ND GUEST LOCO ANNOUNCED! GBRF CLASS 66, 66755 JOINS CLASS 14, 14901
For more information visit the event page
Sample more than 50 real ales at our 3 day beer festival! Soak up the beer and soak up the atmosphere of yesteryear. Stand and watch the trains go by or drink on the move!
Find more information on our event page
Our team down in the loco shed are doing the ice bucket challenge tomorrow!
Text to Donate £3 to Macmillan by sending ICE to 70550
Pictures to follow!