Main Line On Line

Layout 1MAIN LINE No.158 - Spring 2014
Main Line No.158 is the current issue of the 100 page full colour magazine posted to members of Friends of the Great Central Main Line on 1st March, 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!

The Leicester Railway Museum
The latest developments for a world class railway museum at Leicester North in Collaboration with the City of Leicester and the National Railway Museum

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

No.92214 “Cock o’ the North” moves to the GCR!
The tremendous news that this BR 9F is to become a permanent resident on the GCR after its purchase by GCR director Mike Gregory

The Great Central Railway Museum – The Star of the Show?
With V2 No.4771 “Green Arrow” listed as one of the exhibits of the new museum at Leicester North we look at the locomotive and the V2 class.

Mountsorrel Railway Community Heritage Centre
The fantastic news that the Mountsorrel team have won a £606,000 grant to build a museum on the branch

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

Renovating Loughborough Central
David Putt relates the long and continuing task of keeping Loughborough Central spic and span

Swithland Carriage Shed
The shed is ordered and building is about to start!

Quorn & Woodhouse Improvements take shape
Brian Screaton gives an update on the latest developments

Sitting Pretty in 946
A story of carriage seat building in a Great Central Railway carriage

Goods Traffic on the London Extension
The first part os a two part item looking at the GCR’s provision for goods services on the London Extension with a particular look at Marylebone.

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.

Main Line Xtra

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Special Events

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Loco Roster

Services for Wednesday, 23rd April

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Services for Thursday, 24th April



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