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MAIN LINE No.160 - Autumn 2014
Layout 1Main Line No.160 is the current issue of the 100 page full colour magazine posted to members of Friends of the Great Central Main Line on 1st September, 2014. 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!

Swithland Carriage Shed
The latest develpments on the RVP Carriage Shed being built at Swithland Sidings

From Spring to Summer on the GCR
A look at the Swithland Steam Gala and the Wartime Weekend

The GCR Model Railway Exhibition
An exhibitors views of the GCR’s innovative and very successful new venture

No.48624 on Holiday
A view of the Red 8Fs first trip off the GCR on its visit to the Mid Norfolk Railway

From Somerset & Dorset to Great Central Railway
A report on the progress of No.92214 from the S&D to the GCR illustrated with some of the magnificent photographs taken by Ivo Peters

The Tin Shed Rises Again
The completion of the restoration of the tin shed at Quorn & Woodhouse supported by a grant from Biffa Award

Goods Traffic on the Great Central Railway
Part 2 of this series this time looking at the GCR Goods Locomotives designed by the GCR’s CME John George Robinson

LLPS Exhibition 2014 – GCR Category Winners
The winners of the GCR sponsored prizes in the Leiecester and Leicestershire annual photographic competition

Progress Reports
Progress on the plans to build a brand new GCR Class 2 No.567 and the rails laid to the end of the Mountsorrel Branch

The Railway Art of Graham Wignall
The GCR from a different perspective

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.

The Model Event 2015

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