MAIN LINE No.162 - Spring 2015
Main Line No.162 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, 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 -
Bridge to the Future
The latest news of the great success of the fundraising campaign to build the bridge over the Midland Main Line!
GCR Carriage Liveries
John Quick looks at the carriage liveries in preparation to the painting of MS&LR six wheel carriage No.946
The Quintinshill Disaster
John Quick examines the role fo the GCR carriages involved in Britain's worst train crash at Quintinshill on 22nd May, 1915
The Winter Steam Gala
A photographic look at the GCR's Winter Steam Gala with guest locomotives No.7820 "Dinmore Manor" and No.1501.
The Railway Mission
The work of this vital organisation to support railwaymen in the UK
Children in Need
The GCR's contribution to the major annual event
Loughborough Locomotive Shed
A look in to the background of the GCR's current locomotive shed
The GCR and Beyer Peacock
The second article in the series looks at the locomotives built by that company for the GCR
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.
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.