Main Line On Line

MAIN LINE No.159 - Summer 2014
Layout 1Main Line No.159 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, 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!

Filming on the GCR
Details of the filming of an episode of Casualty for the BBC illustrated by the spectacular photgraphs of Graham Wignall

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

Easter at the GCR
A pictorial view of the events at the GCR’s Easter Spectacular

The GCR’s Diesel Gala
The GCR’s first diesel gala of the year held over three days in March

A View of the Tracks
Kelly Baldry relates an exercise to re-create the lineside of yesteryear adjacent to The Cedars Hotel for the benefit of hotel guest, train passengers and photographers

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

A Busy Couple of Months
Brian Scr4eaton and Tom Chaplin keep us up to date with developments at Quorn & Woodhouse and Rothley

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

Days of the 9F
A pictorial view of the BR Standard Class 9F on the GCR before closure when they put on some tremendous performances on the Windcutters

Gems form the Horace Gamble Collection
With the generous donation of the collection we look at some of the earliest days of preservation

Britain’s Most Powerful Steam Locomotive
Mark Allatt outlines plans to build the Gresley P2 Class 2-8-2

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

Book Review
A review of The Great Central Railway – Nottingham to Rugby Past and Present by John Stretton

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.

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