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MAIN LINE No.161 - Winter 2014
Layout 1Main Line No.161 is the current issue of the 100 page full colour magazine posted to members of Friends of the Great Central Main Line on 1st December, 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!

Reunification – An Engineering Viewpoint
Simon Moon of the GCR’s consultants gives an engineering perspective on the reunification project.

Main Line – Bridging the Nation
Further developments prior to the resubmission of the HLF bid

Lights Camera Railway 2
The background to the production of the GCR’s latest DVD filmed at Quorn & Woodhouse during the Autumn Steam Gala

The GCR’s Autumn Steam Gala
A photographic essay showing the gala in all its glory

On Shed – at the GCR’s Autumn Steam Gala
Scenes from the business end of the railway

No.34039 “Boscastle” on the Somerset & Dorset
Evocative scenes
from the lens of Ivo Peters as No.34039 tackles the Mendips on that much loved railway

Spreading the Message – Volunteers Wanted
An appeal for volunteers to man the Friends stand

The Diesel Gala
A selction of photographs to convey the excitement for the modern traction enthusiast

Q&W works complete
The completion of the works aided by a grant from Biffa Award

Memories of the Great Central – The Hayfield Branch
Bill Higson recalls the days on this branch that ran to the edge of the Peak District

The Great Central Railway and Beyer Peacock & Co.
A look at the company that had so many associations with the GCR and built so many of its locomotives

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

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.

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Special Events

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Services for Friday, 30th January

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