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MAIN LINE No.164 - Autumn 2015
Layout 1Main Line No.164 is the current issue of the 100 page full colour magazine posted to members of Friends of the Great Central Main Line mid-September, 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 -

Main Line - Bridging the Nation
The spectacular news that the GCR has been allocated a £10N award by the Heritage Lottery Fund for the building od a World Class Museum at Leicester North with partners, Leicester City Council and the National Railway Museum.

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

The GCR's Woodford 50 Gala
A behind the scenes look at the GCR's commemoration of the closing of the Woodford Halse Locomotive Shed

The Great Central Railway's Wartime Weekend, 2015
A photographic tour of the 1940s spectacle at the GCR's stations

LLPS Photo Competition
The winners of the GCR sections of this annual photographic competition

Missing Shoes
The sage of a pair of missing shoes from the GCR's parcels service in 1920.

Rothley Station - A Review
Forty years after steam trains returned to Rothley station, Stationmaster Colin Dean looks back at 40 years of progress on the preserved station.

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:

Meet Santa on a steam train this weekend (pre-booking essential).

Santa trains are running every weekend and selected weekdays between 28th November and 24th December.

N2 1744 LMS "Jinty" 47406

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