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MAIN LINE No.162 - Spring 2015
Layout 1Main 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 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.

Main Line Xtra

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Special Events

This is a selection of our special events, to see the full list, click here

Loco Roster

Services for Saturday, 25th April

48624 6960
50321/51427 D123

Services for Sunday, 26th April

48624 6960
50321/51427 D6535


Locomotive allocation subject to change at any time.
Last updated: 27th February 2:22PM

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