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MAIN LINE No.163 - Summer 2015
Layout 1Main Line No.163 is the current issue of the 100 page full colour magazine posted to members of Friends of the Great Central Main Line on 1st June, 2015. As usual it is packed with information on the past, present and future activities of the Great Central Railway - the only heritage double track main line.

In this issue -

Bridge to the Future
The latest news of the great success of the fundraising campaign to build the bridge over the Midland Main Line!

STEM Projects on the GCR
Lili Tabiner describes how the Bridge to the Future Project is inspsiring schoolchildren to become involved of science and technology.

Return of the Hall
All the background to No.6990 "Witherslack Hall" and its relationship with the GCR pending its return to traffic.

Building Britain's Most Powerful Locomotive
Progress on the brand new build of Gresley P2 2-8-2 No.2007 "Proncfe of Wales".

A Jinty Journey
A photographic trip down the line on the footplate of No.47406.

Volunteer Coordinator
Andy Bennett introduces himself and his new role on the GCR

Volunteering on the GCR
Eric Cockerill describes the joys and rewards of being a volunteer on the GCR. 

Woodford Halse Locomotive Shed
Dennis Wilcock commemorates this famous shed in advance of the GCR's especially organised events to mark its closure 50 years ago.

Progress Reports
Progress on the plans to build a brand new GCR Class 2 No.567 and progress on the  Mountsorrel Branch

In the Box
Andrew Higginson relates more adventures in the GCR's signalboxes.

Departmental Updates
All the latest news and developments from the railway's various departments.

Through the Letterbox
Members express their views

News from the Line
All the miscellaneous news items from, and associated with, the GCR.

Area Group Reports
The latest news and presentation evenings from the GCR's two Area Groups providing further entertainment for members and spreading the word about the GCR.


Our next running day:


Two steam and one diesel loco operating our weekend summer timetable.

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