Daily image gallery

Several new images being published each day...

At the start of the national 'lockdown' due to the coronavirus, we began posting a series of archive images each day showing the Great Central Railway at its best, and the "Daily Gallery" has proved to be a popular addition to our website and social media channels.

The railway has now begun to reopen and we'll continue posting a mixture of archive and current photographs each day!  Special thanks to the photographers who have kindly provided images for use here.

We hope you enjoy the selection each day.

 


Added on Thursday 24th September...

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 13:10

"A spirited departure from Quorn & Woodhouse, as Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' accelerates away from a station stop."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 23rd September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:50

"A view from the footplate as Driver and Fireman observe the road ahead."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 19:30

"The South Yorkshireman hurries past Swithland Sidings, hauled by Stanier Class 5 45305."
Photo © John Storer.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 10:30

"An image from the archives, Gresley N2 69523 passes Quorn & Woodhouse Signal Box on 14th November 1987."
Photo © Dennis Wilcock Collection.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 22nd September ...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 21:00

"Approaching Leicester North.... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 slows on the approach to the GCR's southern terminus."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 16:20

"Having crossed the newly replaced deck of Bridge 341 and the original Bridge 340, Stanier Class 8 48305 continues towards Loughborough Central."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 10:00

"GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' coasts towards Loughborough Central on 8th May 1982." 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

 

 


Added on Monday 21st September ...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:20

"Standard 5 on the approach... 73156 slows prior to entering Quorn & Woodhouse station with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 18:30

"An afternoon arrival... Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse with a passenger train in September 2020."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 13:20

"Looking back to early in the preservation era, ex-Norwegian Railways 2-6-0 377 'King Haakon VII' is pictured south of Quorn & Woodhouse with a train for Rothley."
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

 

 


Added on Sunday 20th September ...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:30

"Steam at work... A goods train is hauled out of the sidings to begin its journey, with Stanier Class 8 48624 in charge."
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 18:20

"Bright sunshine greets popular Fowler 3F 47406, making a determined departure from Loughborough Central with a local passenger train."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 13:00

"Steam on a sunny day... Stanier Class 8 48305 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright September afternoon."
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Saturday 19th September ...

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Published at 18:20

"Running under clear signals... Stanier Class 5 45305 steams away with a train for Leicester North."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 16:40

"A meeting of the eras... British Rail Class 37 37714 stands on display, as it would have appeared in the 1990s, while Quorn & Woodhouse Station is presented during the 1940s wartime era."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 12:50

"September passenger trains in full swing... Stanier Class 8 48305 awaits departure from Quorn & Woodhouse on 19th September 2020."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

 

 


Added on Friday 18th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:10

"A beautiful sunset brings another week to a close..."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 17:00

"Returning to base... A train of empty Travelling Post Office stock is hauled by Ivatt Class 2 46521 to prepare for the next cargo of mail."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

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Published at 09:00

"Western morning... Visiting GWR Manor Class 7802 'Bradley Manor' pilots 6990 'Witherslack Hall', working a passenger train for Leicester North."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Thursday 17th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 19:20

"A mineral train trundles past Swithland Sidings, with Stanier Class 8 48305 in charge."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 14:10

"Another exciting journey gets under way, as Stanier Class 8 48305 steams away from Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 11:10

"Stanier Class 5 5231 stands in Platform 2 at Loughborough Central, and receives attention to the cabside lettering on October 6th 1973."
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 16th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:50

"Visiting D49 62712 'Morayshire' storms through a secluded cutting on the approach to Leicester North."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 15:30

"On 18th August 1991, Stanier Jubilee 5593 'Kolhapur' runs round at Loughborough Central in preparation for the next departure."
Photo © Dennis Wilcock Collection.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 09:40

"A journey begins from Quorn & Woodhouse... Stanier Class 5 45305 makes a spirited departure with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 15th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 19:40

"A close-up from the early 1980s shows Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' departing from Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Richard Bingham.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 14:20

"In earlier days of preservation, on 8th July 1977, Littleton Number 5 steams south from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse." In the intervening years, double track has been reinstated, and the line has been fully signalled at this location.
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 09:20

"Recreating a scene from the 1960s, work-stained 8F 48624 hauls a coal train along a busy main line."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 14th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:20

"A journey by steam train awaits passengers at the next station, as Stanier Class 5 45305 hauls empty coaching stock through the Leicestershire countryside."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 12:51

"A passing glimpse of a popular visitor... Thompson B1 1264 (running as 1251 'Oliver Bury') hurries south towards Rothley with a passenger train."
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 09:20

"Taking strides forward... Locomotive crew refresher trains ran throughout July 2020 in preparation for the resumption of passenger services. British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 was the rostered locomotive on 11th July."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Sunday 13th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:30

"Steaming through the countryside... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' approaches Quorn & Woodhouse during August 2020."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 17:40

"Branch line excursion... A Metro Cammell diesel railcar joins the Mountsorrel Branch at Swithland Sidings".
Photo © John Storer.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 12:20

"A picturesque scene, with steam on a summer day at the Great Central, with Ivatt Class 2 46521."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Saturday 12th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 21:00

"A view from June 2011. Ivatt Class 2 46521 hauls the lunchtime dining train past Swithland Sidings".
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 20:00

"While steam takes a short break due to essential bridge works in early September 2020, diesel railcars provide an interesting journey over the southern portion of our line and the Mountsorrel Branch."
Photo © John Smith.

 

There's still time to book tickets for our Railcar Running Day tomorrow 13th September 2020. Trains depart from Rothley and Nunckley Hill (pre-booking required). www.gcrailway.co.uk/special-events/railcar-running-days/

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 17:30

"Locomotive variety at Loughborough Central... GWR 2-8-0 3803 takes water in preparation for the next trip. British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 is in the background."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Friday 11th September...

Today's image 4 of 4
Published at 19:00

"Goods in motion... A dull day is brightened by GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall', working a mixed goods train."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 

Today's images 2 & 3 of 4
Published at 14:00

"In March 1982, N2 4744 passes Swithland Sidings in a scene which is barely recognisable today. This location now features a fully signalled double-track main line, two loops, sidings, and a branch line connection."
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

 

 

"78018 passes Swithland Sidings with a test train on 22nd May 2020, in the first trains seen on the GCR since mid-March due to the national lockdown."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 4
Published at 10:20

"A morning arrival at Leicester North... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 glides into the station with a train from Loughborough Central during 2014."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Thursday 10th September...

Published at 18:20

"On a winter afternoon, Stanier Class 5 45305 hauls a passenger train through Leicestershire under a clear blue sky."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 9th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:30

"In a scene reminiscent of the late 1960s, a Metro Cammell diesel railcar, recently repainted in the blue livery of British Rail, carries passengers on another journey."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 18:50

"An afternoon local train makes its way through the Leicestershire countryside, with Ivatt Class 2 46521 in charge."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 14:20

"Making smart progress, Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock for the next timetabled service."
Photo © John Storer.

 


Added on Tuesday 8th September...

Today's image 3 of 3
Published at 20:40

"Night time steam... Stanier Class 5 45305 stands in Platform 2 at Loughborough Central, prior to the full restoration of the station canopy."
Photo © Andy Bennett.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 19:00

"On a sunny November morning, Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0 68067 works a passenger train past Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 12:00

"An Eastern Region goods train makes its way along a busy main line... Visiting J15 65462 is pictured just south of Quorn & Woodhouse back in 2004."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

 

 


Added on Monday 7th September...

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Published at 18:57

"A varied selection of locomotives in view, as Stanier Class 8 48305, and Brush Type 4 1705 are propelled towards Quorn & Woodhouse by English Electric Type 1 D8098 for display to visitors in August 2020."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 15:00

"Looking back to 1975, 6990 'Witherslack Hall' stands without tender at Loughborough Central prior to restoration."
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 10:20

"Mixed-traffic work for a Hall... Visiting GWR Modified Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' hauls a mixed goods train during a visit to the Great Central in early 2015."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Sunday 6th September...

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Published at 19:20

"Lights shine brightly outside Loughborough Locomotive Works. Southern Railway King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' stands with Stanier Class 8 48624 after a busy day of work."
777 'Sir Lamiel' appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Today's image 2 of 3
Published at 13:20

"Back in 2011, Stanier Class 8 8624 appeared in an LMS Crimson Lake livery for a time. The popular loco is seen here at Loughborough Central."
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 3
Published at 11:00

"A diesel railcar returns from Leicester North, bound for Nunckley Hill, as the Great Central Railway runs a service over the southern section of the line and the Mountsorrel Branch during bridge works".
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Saturday 5th September...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 20:40

"An evening scene at Loughborough Central as visiting GWR 2-8-0 3850 is stabled after busy day of work".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 18:00

"A fine display of motive power at Loughborough Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 departs with the 'Master Cutler' while Britannia Pacific 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' waits in the siding with stock for the next departure." 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Syd Hancock.

 

 


Added on Friday 4th September...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 19:30

"As the bright sunlight casts a shadow through the trees, 73156 powers away towards Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © John Smith.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 11:20

"A popular member of the fleet... Fowler 3F 47406 is seen running light-engine, just south of Loughborough Central." 47406 has now been withdrawn for overhaul, but will return to steam at the Great Central.
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Thursday 3rd September...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 19:20

"Standard 5 power... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 (appearing as 73084) recreates a scene from the past, hauling an up semi-fast passenger train)."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 10:40

"Guidance from a voice of experience... GWR Small Prairie 5542 receives attention on shed at Loughborough back in 2011."
Photo © Joe Connell

 

 


Added on Wednesday 2nd September...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 18:50

"Visiting GWR Manor 7820 'Dinmore Manor' departs from Quorn & Woodhouse, carrying the headboard of the Pembroke Coast Express".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 10:20

"Visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 2-6-0 76084 steams through the cutting south of Loughborough Central on a damp day in 2014".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 1st September...

Today's image 2 of 2
Published at 20:30

"A gloomy day offers no shortage of atmosphere as British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 and visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' accelerate away".
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 

Today's image 1 of 2
Published at 12:40

"A popular favourite... Fowler 3F 47406 is seen at Swithland Sidings with a five-coach train for Leicester North".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Monday 31st August...

"An impressive scene created by the power of a steam locomotive... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 accelerates away from Loughborough Central." Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"An impressive scene created by the power of a steam locomotive... British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 accelerates away from Loughborough Central"
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Bank Holiday weekend at the Great Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock for the first train of the day". Photo © John Smith.

"Bank Holiday weekend at the Great Central, as Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock for the first train of the day".
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Sunday 30th August...

"The power of steam awaits... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' prepares to depart from Quorn & Woodhouse, earlier today 30th August 2020". Photo © Roy Harris.

"The power of steam awaits... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' prepares to depart from Quorn & Woodhouse, earlier today 30th August 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Returning after another trip... Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Loughborough Central with empty coaching stock on 29th August 2020, while a diesel railcar is prepared for running on Bank Holiday Monday". Photo © John Storer.

"Returning after another trip... Stanier Class 8 48305 arrives at Loughborough Central with empty coaching stock on 29th August 2020, while a diesel railcar is prepared for running on Bank Holiday Monday".
Photo © John Storer.

"Steaming forward on a bright Leicestershire day... Stanier Class 5 45305 passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Steaming forward on a bright Leicestershire day... Stanier Class 5 45305 passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Saturday 29th August...

"A bright day in Leicestershire as 9F 92214 works a southbound passenger train along the straight, south of Quorn & Woodhouse". Photo © John Smith.

"A bright day in Leicestershire as 9F 92214 works a southbound passenger train along the straight, south of Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © John Smith.

"Looking back to the early 1980s, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse". Photo © Richard Bingham,

"Looking back to the early 1980s, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Richard Bingham,

"Stanier Class 5 45305 stands on display at Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed at the GCR in July 2020". Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 stands on display at Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed at the GCR in July 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Friday 28th August...

"Impressive and powerful... Visiting British Railways Standard Class 9F 92212 hauls a busy passenger train towards Rothley". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Impressive and powerful... Visiting British Railways Standard Class 9F 92212 hauls a busy passenger train towards Rothley".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Awaiting the road... Fowler 3F 47406 pauses at Loughborough Central, waiting for the signal, as departure time approaches". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Awaiting the road... Fowler 3F 47406 pauses at Loughborough Central, waiting for the signal, as departure time approaches".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Stanier Class 8 48305 approaches Rothley with a local passenger train". Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 8 48305 approaches Rothley with a local passenger train".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Thursday 27th August...

"An evening scene on shed at Loughborough, as Stanier Class 5 45305 and British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 rest after the day's duties". Photo © Andrew Royle.

"An evening scene on shed at Loughborough, as Stanier Class 5 45305 and British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 rest after the day's duties".
Photo © Andrew Royle.

"Departing with purpose... Visiting Battle of Britain Class 34053 'Sir Keith Park' accelerates away from Loughborough Central". Photo © Ken Simms

"Departing with purpose... Visiting Battle of Britain Class 34053 'Sir Keith Park' accelerates away from Loughborough Central".
Photo © Ken Simms

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 draws a passenger train into the Up Loop at Swithland Sidings, on a bright afternoon in Leicestershire". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 draws a passenger train into the Up Loop at Swithland Sidings, on a bright afternoon in Leicestershire".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 26th August...

"Visiting Thompson B1 1264, appearing as 1251 'Oliver Bury', powers away from Rothley with a southbound passenger train". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Visiting Thompson B1 1264, appearing as 1251 'Oliver Bury', powers away from Rothley with a southbound passenger train".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The commanding presence of a 9F... 92214 'Leicester City' passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The commanding presence of a 9F... 92214 'Leicester City' passes Swithland Sidings with a train for Leicester North".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Passing trains outside Loughborough Central... GWR Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' departs while Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Passing trains outside Loughborough Central... GWR Hall 6960 'Raveningham Hall' departs while Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 25th August...

"Visiting GWR Hall 4953 'Pitchford Hall' creates an impressive atmosphere while hauling a southbound passenger train". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Visiting GWR Hall 4953 'Pitchford Hall' creates an impressive atmosphere while hauling a southbound passenger train".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Early afternoon at Loughborough Central, and a short mineral train crosses on to the Up Main to head south". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Early afternoon at Loughborough Central, and a short mineral train crosses on to the Up Main to head south".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Turntable in action... Stanier Class 8 8624 is turned at Quorn & Woodhouse on a cloudy morning, back in 2011". Photo © Joe Connell.

"Turntable in action... Stanier Class 8 8624 is turned at Quorn & Woodhouse on a cloudy morning, back in 2011".
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Monday 24th August...

"9F 92214 powers away from Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed in July 2020, following a temporary pause". Photo © John Smith.

"9F 92214 powers away from Quorn & Woodhouse as passenger trains resumed in July 2020, following a temporary pause".
Photo © John Smith.

"During Easter 1983, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' departs from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse" The coach immediately behind the loco is Mark 1 BSK E34393 which remains in regular service at the GCR. 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum. Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"During Easter 1983, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' departs from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse".
The coach immediately behind the loco is Mark 1 BSK E34393 which remains in regular service at the GCR. 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Harper Shaw Collection.

"A journey begins in earlier days of Great Central preservation... 1306 'Mayflower' departs from Loughborough Central during the 1980s". Photo © Richard Bingham.

"A journey begins in earlier days of Great Central preservation... 1306 'Mayflower' departs from Loughborough Central during the 1980s".
Photo © Richard Bingham.

 

 

 


Added on Sunday 23rd August...

"Evening on shed... Ivatt Class 2 46521 rests after a busy day of work, earlier this year". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Evening on shed... Ivatt Class 2 46521 rests after a busy day of work, earlier this year".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A 9F finds light work on an afternoon passenger train, north of Swithland Reservoir on the Great Central". Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A 9F finds light work on an afternoon passenger train, north of Swithland Reservoir on the Great Central".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 draws rolling stock for the next departure into Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright sunny day". Photo © Roy Harris.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 draws rolling stock for the next departure into Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright sunny day".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Saturday 22nd August...

"An image of a steam-hauled goods train at sunset... Recreating the experience of a bygone age at the Great Central". Photo © John Smith.

"An image of a steam-hauled goods train at sunset... Recreating the experience of a bygone age at the Great Central".
Photo © John Smith.

"Steaming on with purpose... Visiting Ivatt Class 4 43106 makes smart progress with a southbound passenger train". Photo © Syd Hancock.

"Steaming on with purpose... Visiting Ivatt Class 4 43106 makes smart progress with a southbound passenger train".
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A meeting of new and old... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 of the 1950s passes the new modern housing development, south of Loughborough Central". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A meeting of new and old... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 of the 1950s passes the new modern housing development, south of Loughborough Central".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 21st August...

"A steam hauled express with British Railways Standard Class 5 73156, steaming through the Leicestershire countryside." 73156 is due to haul our passenger trains this weekend 22nd and 23rd August 2020, and Ivatt Class 2 46521 and English Electric Type 1 D8098 are on static display. Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A steam hauled express with British Railways Standard Class 5 73156, steaming through the Leicestershire countryside." 73156 is due to haul our passenger trains this weekend 22nd and 23rd August 2020, and Ivatt Class 2 46521 and English Electric Type 1 D8098 are on static display.
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Modern image on the Great Central... Brush Type 4 1705 'Sparrowhawk' hauls a passenger train past Swithland Sidings, with both locomotive and rolling stock carrying liveries seen in the late 1960s". Photo © Steven Havers.

"Modern image on the Great Central... Brush Type 4 1705 'Sparrowhawk' hauls a passenger train past Swithland Sidings, with both locomotive and rolling stock carrying liveries seen in the late 1960s".
Photo © Steven Havers.

"A short pause at Leicester North before the return journey... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 pauses for a moment before running round for the journey back to Loughborough Central". Photo © Roy Harris.

"A short pause at Leicester North before the return journey... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 pauses for a moment before running round for the journey back to Loughborough Central".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Thursday 20th August...

"The power of a steam locomotive at work... Ivatt Class 2 46521 ascends the 1-in-176 gradient south of Rothley, towards Leicester North". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The power of a steam locomotive at work... Ivatt Class 2 46521 ascends the 1-in-176 gradient south of Rothley, towards Leicester North".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A popular pairing of 68067 and 47406 power towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a heavy passenger train". Photo © Ken Simms.

"A popular pairing of 68067 and 47406 power towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a heavy passenger train".
Photo © Ken Simms.

"An early afternoon arrival at Rothley... King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' makes an impressive entrance with a train for Leicester North". 777 Sir Lamiel is owned by the National Railway Museum. Photo © Graham Wignall.

"An early afternoon arrival at Rothley... King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' makes an impressive entrance with a train for Leicester North".
777 Sir Lamiel is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 19th August...

"A 2MT on the vans... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 is the centre of attention while working a southbound van train". Photo © Ken Simms.

"A 2MT on the vans... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 is the centre of attention while working a southbound van train".
Photo © Ken Simms.

"The power of steam... On a sunny morning in Leicestershire, 9F 92214 (running as 92220 'Evening Star') powers past Swithland Sidings with a mixed freight train". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The power of steam... On a sunny morning in Leicestershire, 9F 92214 (running as 92220 'Evening Star') powers past Swithland Sidings with a mixed freight train".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 18th August...

"Visiting K4 61994 'The Great Marquess' hauls a postal special during a bright afternoon on the Great Central". Photo © Paul Biggs.

"Visiting K4 61994 'The Great Marquess' hauls a postal special during a bright afternoon on the Great Central".
Photo © Paul Biggs.

"Much activity at Swithland Sidings as train workings from the summer of 1968 were recreated on the Great Central". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Much activity at Swithland Sidings as train workings from the summer of 1968 were recreated on the Great Central".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 17th August...

"A view into the past... In June 1981, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' runs round a train at Rothley, ready to return to Loughborough Central". Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A view into the past... In June 1981, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' runs round a train at Rothley, ready to return to Loughborough Central".
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"The magic of travel by steam train has returned to the Great Central... Ivatt Class 2 46521 was our steam locomotive last weekend". Photo © John Storer.

"The magic of travel by steam train has returned to the Great Central... Ivatt Class 2 46521 was our steam locomotive last weekend".
Photo © John Storer.

"Prestige working for 78019... The popular BR Standard Class 2 is in charge of The Elizabethan dining train on its way south from Loughborough". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Prestige working for 78019... The popular BR Standard Class 2 is in charge of The Elizabethan dining train on its way south from Loughborough".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Sunday 16th August...

"Recreating past workings... A British Railways Standard Class 9F hauls a long train of mineral wagons past Swithland Sidings". Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Recreating past workings... A British Railways Standard Class 9F hauls a long train of mineral wagons past Swithland Sidings".
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A bright morning on the approach to Rothley, with a 9F hauled passenger train taking centre stage". Photo © Roy Harris.

"A bright morning on the approach to Rothley, with a 9F hauled passenger train taking centre stage".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Generations apart... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' and 9F 92214 'Leicester City' stand on display at Quorn & Woodhouse". Photo © Great Central Railway / AJM.

"Generations apart... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' and 9F 92214 'Leicester City' stand on display at Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Great Central Railway / AJM.

 

 


Added on Saturday 15th August...

"A familiar location, as seen in the early days of preservation... Stanier Class 5 5231 stands at Quorn & Woodhouse station during 1976." Photo © Great Central Railway.

"A familiar location, as seen in the early days of preservation... Stanier Class 5 5231 stands at Quorn & Woodhouse station during 1976."
Photo © Great Central Railway.

"Approach of a 50... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' leaves Rothley with a train for Loughborough Central". Photo © Steven Havers.

"Approach of a 50... Class 50 50017 'Royal Oak' leaves Rothley with a train for Loughborough Central".
Photo © Steven Havers.

"A change of seasons... Ivatt Class 2 46521 works past Swithland Sidings with a passenger train on a winter morning". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A change of seasons... Ivatt Class 2 46521 works past Swithland Sidings with a passenger train on a winter morning".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 14th August...

"Class 2 sunset... Ivatt Class 2MT 46521 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse on a winter's evening". Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Class 2 sunset... Ivatt Class 2MT 46521 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse on a winter's evening".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Summer Sunday working... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 arrives at Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020". Photo © Roy Harris.

"Summer Sunday working... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 arrives at Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives at Loughborough Central with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, on an overcast afternoon". Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Ivatt Class 2 46521 arrives at Loughborough Central with British Railways Standard Class 2 78018, on an overcast afternoon".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Thursday 13th August...

"Seen before the restoration of the station canopy, visiting Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T 41241 stands at Loughborough Central with British Railways Southern Region coaching stock". - Photo © Maytyn Tattam.

"Seen before the restoration of the station canopy, visiting Ivatt Class 2 2-6-2T 41241 stands at Loughborough Central with British Railways Southern Region coaching stock".
Photo © Maytyn Tattam.

"1903 North Eastern Railway Electric Autocar 3170 proceeds towards Rothley during an extended visit to the GCR". The Autocar has now left the GCR, but we hope to welcome this splendid vehicle back to the railway in the future. - Photo © Joe Connell.

"1903 North Eastern Railway Electric Autocar 3170 proceeds towards Rothley during an extended visit to the GCR". The Autocar has now left the GCR, but we hope to welcome this splendid vehicle back to the railway in the future.
Photo © Joe Connell.

"Recreating a busy main line on the Southern Region of British Railways... Visiting Bulleid Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Recreating a busy main line on the Southern Region of British Railways... Visiting Bulleid Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' accelerates away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 12th August...

This evening our thoughts are with all those affected by today's events in Scotland. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

This evening our thoughts are with all those affected by today's events in Scotland.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"One of Sir William Stanier's earlier designs for the LMS, 2-6-0 42968 crosses Swithland Viaduct during a popular visit to the Great Central". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"One of Sir William Stanier's earlier designs for the LMS, 2-6-0 42968 crosses Swithland Viaduct during a popular visit to the Great Central".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a crew refresher train on a sunny July morning". - Photo © Roy Harris.

"British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a crew refresher train on a sunny July morning".
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 11th August...

"Steaming into the future... 52 years after hauling the 'Fifteen Guinea Special' on the last day of steam on the British Railways network, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is currently being overhauled and will return to steam once again at the Great Central". 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. Photo © Lewis Day.

"Steaming into the future... 52 years after hauling the 'Fifteen Guinea Special' on the last day of steam on the British Railways network, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' is currently being overhauled and will return to steam once again at the Great Central".
70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Lewis Day.

"On this day 11th August in 1968, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' was one of the locomotives chosen to haul the famous 'Fifteen Guinea Special' (1T57) on the last day of steam on the British Railways network..." This photograph was taken in 2018 as we recreated 1T57 on the 50th anniversary of the original event. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"On this day 11th August in 1968, 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' was one of the locomotives chosen to haul the famous 'Fifteen Guinea Special' (1T57) on the last day of steam on the British Railways network..." This photograph was taken in 2018 as we recreated 1T57 on the 50th anniversary of the original event. 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A local passenger train for Rothley... Fowler 3F 47406 steams south through Swithland Sidings". - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A local passenger train for Rothley... Fowler 3F 47406 steams south through Swithland Sidings".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 10th August...

"Powering away from the town station... Visiting GWR Manor 7802 'Bradley Manor' steams onto the long straight to begin a gentle climb to the next station". - Photo © Ken Simms.

"Powering away from the town station... Visiting GWR Manor 7802 'Bradley Manor' steams onto the long straight to begin a gentle climb to the next station".
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Much earlier in the GCR preservation story in August 1974, Littleton Number 5 passes under the A6 road bridge south of Loughborough, with a train for Quorn & Woodhouse". - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"Much earlier in the GCR preservation story in August 1974, Littleton Number 5 passes under the A6 road bridge south of Loughborough, with a train for Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A morning arrival at Rothley... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' glides into the platform with a passenger train for Leicester North." - Photo © Luke Mackie.

"A morning arrival at Rothley... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' glides into the platform with a passenger train for Leicester North."
Photo © Luke Mackie.

 

 


Added on Sunday 9th August...

"Taking on water before another trip... Visiting GWR 1500 Class 1501 stands at the water column, north of Loughborough Central station". - Photo © John Smith.

"Taking on water before another trip... Visiting GWR 1500 Class 1501 stands at the water column, north of Loughborough Central station".
Photo © John Smith.

"Steam power in motion... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 accelerates away from Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020". - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Steam power in motion... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 accelerates away from Rothley with a crew refresher train during July 2020".
Photo © Roy Harris.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' works a southbound empty coaching stock train, ready to collect passengers at the next station". - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' works a southbound empty coaching stock train, ready to collect passengers at the next station".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Saturday 8th August...

"Into the evening... A steam-hauled passenger train approaches Quorn & Woodhouse from the north". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Into the evening... A steam-hauled passenger train approaches Quorn & Woodhouse from the north".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Moments ago near Thurcaston... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' ascends the gentle gradient towards Leicester North with the 1:50pm passenger service from Quorn & Woodhouse". - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Moments ago near Thurcaston... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' ascends the gentle gradient towards Leicester North with the 1:50pm passenger service from Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' puts on a show for visitors in the station yard at Quorn & Woodhouse in early August." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' puts on a show for visitors in the station yard at Quorn & Woodhouse in early August."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Friday 7th August...

"A mid-July afternoon in 2020 on the Great Central sees 73156 working a crew refresher train of empty coaching stock through the countryside". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A mid-July afternoon in 2020 on the Great Central sees 73156 working a crew refresher train of empty coaching stock through the countryside".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' steams along the straight track south of Quorn & Woodhouse on a sunny afternoon in Leicestershire." - Photo © Ken Simms.

"Visiting West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' steams along the straight track south of Quorn & Woodhouse on a sunny afternoon in Leicestershire."
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Goods vehicles on the move... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 brings a train of mineral wagons through the cutting, north of Rothley Station". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Goods vehicles on the move... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 brings a train of mineral wagons through the cutting, north of Rothley Station".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Thursday 6th August...

"The intensive timetables of GCR gala days deliver busy scenes all along the line... BR Standard Class 2 78019 steams past Swithland Sidings, passing a goods train and a passenger train in the Up and Down loops". - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The intensive timetables of GCR gala days deliver busy scenes all along the line... BR Standard Class 2 78019 steams past Swithland Sidings, passing a goods train and a passenger train in the Up and Down loops".
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"In the distance... Fowler 3F 47406 is pictured working a short passenger train between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"In the distance... Fowler 3F 47406 is pictured working a short passenger train between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The majestic power of steam... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 exits the Down Loop at Loughborough Central, while running round to collect rolling stock for the next departure". - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"The majestic power of steam... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 exits the Down Loop at Loughborough Central, while running round to collect rolling stock for the next departure".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 5th August...

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' powers towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a southbound passenger train". - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' powers towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a southbound passenger train".
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"GNR N2 carring LNER number 4744 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse during a Road Rail Steam event in 1981, while 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' stands in the Up Reception North siding prior to full restoration". - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"GNR N2 carring LNER number 4744 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse during a Road Rail Steam event in 1981, while 71000 'Duke of Gloucester' stands in the Up Reception North siding prior to full restoration".
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A busy scene at Loughborough Central on 2nd August 2020, with 6990 'Witherslack Hall', NER Autocar 3170, and a Metro Cammel diesel railcar all in view". - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A busy scene at Loughborough Central on 2nd August 2020, with 6990 'Witherslack Hall', NER Autocar 3170, and a Metro Cammel diesel railcar all in view".
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 4th August...

"A different perspective... Visiting GWR 5600 Class 5643 steams along the long straight south of Quorn &amp; Woodhouse".</strong><br /> The photograph also provides a good view of signalling at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse, with ten signals clearly visible. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A different perspective... Visiting GWR 5600 Class 5643 steams along the long straight south of Quorn & Woodhouse".
The photograph also provides a good view of signalling at Quorn & Woodhouse, with ten signals clearly visible.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Looking back to March 14th 1975, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' stands at Loughborough Central on the day of the loco's arrival on the preserved Great Central". 506 is owned by the National Railway Museum. - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"Looking back to March 14th 1975, GCR Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson' stands at Loughborough Central on the day of the loco's arrival on the preserved Great Central". 506 is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A view from the platform... 6990 'Witherslack Hall' arrives at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with empty coaching stock to form a passenger train for Leicester North". - Photo © Aidan Staples.

"A view from the platform... 6990 'Witherslack Hall' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse with empty coaching stock to form a passenger train for Leicester North".
Photo © Aidan Staples.

 

 


Added on Monday 3rd August...

"The passengers return... The Signalman's Agent offers the Rothley to Leicester North single line train staff to the crew of 92214, which is hauling our first passenger train since March on 25th July 2020." - Photo © Pat Brown.

"The passengers return... The Signalman's Agent offers the Rothley to Leicester North single line train staff to the crew of 92214, which is hauling our first passenger train since March on 25th July 2020."
Photo © Pat Brown.

"Sulzer power on a busy main line, recreating a scene from the 1960s... Sulzer Type 2 D5185 and BRCW Type 2 D5401 pass Swithland Sidings prior to the commissioning of the signal box". - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Sulzer power on a busy main line, recreating a scene from the 1960s... Sulzer Type 2 D5185 and BRCW Type 2 D5401 pass Swithland Sidings prior to the commissioning of the signal box".
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Renewed beginnings... 9F 92214 departs from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse during our first weekend of passenger train running since the beginning of lockdown".</strong><br /> This is photograph number 401 in our Daily Image Gallery, updated every day from March 25th. We intend to continue publishing new images each day, with a mixture of present day and archive photographs for your enjoyment. - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Renewed beginnings... 9F 92214 departs from Quorn & Woodhouse during our first weekend of passenger train running since the beginning of lockdown".
This is photograph number 401 in our Daily Image Gallery, updated every day from March 25th. We intend to continue publishing new images each day, with a mixture of present day and archive photographs for your enjoyment.
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Sunday 2nd August...

"The beginning of a train journey, powered by steam... The south end of Loughborough Central station is the setting as BR Standard Class 5 73156 departs." - Photo © John Storer.

"The beginning of a train journey, powered by steam... The south end of Loughborough Central station is the setting as BR Standard Class 5 73156 departs."
Photo © John Storer.

"A bright early August afternoon at Rothley, with Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' passing by." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"A bright early August afternoon at Rothley, with Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' passing by."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"On a bright Leicestershire morning in late July 2020, 9F 92214 'Leicester City' arrives at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"On a bright Leicestershire morning in late July 2020, 9F 92214 'Leicester City' arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Saturday 1st August...

"The first day of August brings a Hall and bright sunshine as 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams south with the 1:50pm passenger train from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." - Photo © John Storer.

"The first day of August brings a Hall and bright sunshine as 6990 'Witherslack Hall' steams south with the 1:50pm passenger train from Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © John Storer.

"With a liberal coating of grime, a work-stained 92214 recreates the typical appearance of the 9F class during the 1960s, while hauling a goods train away from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"With a liberal coating of grime, a work-stained 92214 recreates the typical appearance of the 9F class during the 1960s, while hauling a goods train away from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' climbs the gentle gradient towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse on a bright morning in Leicestershire." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' climbs the gentle gradient towards Quorn & Woodhouse on a bright morning in Leicestershire."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 31st July...

"D49 sunset... Our final image of July provides a silhouette of Gresley D49 number 246 'Morayshire' against the evening sky." - Photo © John Smith.

"D49 sunset... Our final image of July provides a silhouette of Gresley D49 number 246 'Morayshire' against the evening sky."
Photo © John Smith.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' approaches Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Approaching Rothley with a passenger train, also including parcels stock... Stanier Class 8 48305 was the motive power for this scene on a bright Leicestershire morning." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Approaching Rothley with a passenger train, also including parcels stock... Stanier Class 8 48305 was the motive power for this scene on a bright Leicestershire morning."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Thursday 30th July...

"A pair of English Electric Type 1 diesel locos recreate a scene from the late 1960s, hauling a mixed goods train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A pair of English Electric Type 1 diesel locos recreate a scene from the late 1960s, hauling a mixed goods train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A spirited departure for a passenger train in the afternoon sunshine, with 30777 'Sir Lamiel' and BR Standard Class 2 78019." "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A spirited departure for a passenger train in the afternoon sunshine, with 30777 'Sir Lamiel' and BR Standard Class 2 78019." "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Standing in the morning light... Ivatt Class 2 46521 and BR Standard Class 2 78019 prepare for departure from Leicester North, back in 2012." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Standing in the morning light... Ivatt Class 2 46521 and BR Standard Class 2 78019 prepare for departure from Leicester North, back in 2012."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 29th July...

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' adds colour to an overcast afternoon on the approach to Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"GWR Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' adds colour to an overcast afternoon on the approach to Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A popular visitor from the Southern Region of British Railways, U Class 31806 accelerates away from Loughborough Central under clear signals." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A popular visitor from the Southern Region of British Railways, U Class 31806 accelerates away from Loughborough Central under clear signals."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 heads north through Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 heads north through Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 28th July...

"Heading into the evening, successive generations of Class 5 4-6-0 steam southwards from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Heading into the evening, successive generations of Class 5 4-6-0 steam southwards from Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"An atmospheric Loughborough departure as Fowler 3F 47406 leaves Platform 1 with a local train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"An atmospheric Loughborough departure as Fowler 3F 47406 leaves Platform 1 with a local train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Branch line excursion... 68067 arrives at Nunckley Hill on the Mountsorrel Branch, with a train for Rothley." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Branch line excursion... 68067 arrives at Nunckley Hill on the Mountsorrel Branch, with a train for Rothley."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Monday 27th July...

"A short pause for an evening passenger train... A passenger talks with the Driver of GWR Small Prairie 4566, while waiting for departure time at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse Station." - Photo © John Smith.

"A short pause for an evening passenger train... A passenger talks with the Driver of GWR Small Prairie 4566, while waiting for departure time at Quorn & Woodhouse Station."
Photo © John Smith.

"A busy scene north of Rothley as a goods train steams away towards Loughborough, while a passenger train approaches the station." - Photo © Phil Clarke.

"A busy scene north of Rothley as a goods train steams away towards Loughborough, while a passenger train approaches the station."
Photo © Phil Clarke.

"6990 'Witherslack Hall' thunders along the straight towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with an express." - Photo © Ken Simms.

"6990 'Witherslack Hall' thunders along the straight towards Quorn & Woodhouse with an express."
Photo © Ken Simms.

 

 


Added on Sunday 26th July...

"Generations of motive power on display as Stanier Class 5 45305 and BR Class 37 37714 arrive at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse ahead of this weekend's reopening event." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Generations of motive power on display as Stanier Class 5 45305 and BR Class 37 37714 arrive at Quorn & Woodhouse ahead of this weekend's reopening event."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A distinguished guest.... GWR King Class 6023, running as 6015 'Richard III' powers through Rothley with a non-stop passenger train, back in 2013." We've been delighted to welcome passengers back to the railway this weekend. Thank you to everyone who visited us, and we hope that you enjoyed your visit. - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A distinguished guest.... GWR King Class 6023, running as 6015 'Richard III' powers through Rothley with a non-stop passenger train, back in 2013."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A busy start to the day on shed as Stanier Class 5 45305 is prepared for display at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse, as an additional attraction during our first weekend of passenger train running since March." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A busy start to the day on shed as Stanier Class 5 45305 is prepared for display at Quorn & Woodhouse, as an additional attraction during our first weekend of passenger train running since March."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Saturday 25th July...

"9F 92214 arrives at Quorn &amp; Woodhouse station, while Stanier Class 5 45305 and Class 37 37714 stand on display earlier today, as passenger trains resumed." - Photo © Roy Harris

"9F 92214 arrives at Quorn & Woodhouse station, while Stanier Class 5 45305 and Class 37 37714 stand on display earlier today, as passenger trains resumed."
Photo © Roy Harris

"As passenger trains return to the Great Central, we look back to a previous event when 9F 92214 appeared as 92220 'Evening Star', famously the last steam locomotive built by British Railways." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"As passenger trains return to the Great Central, we look back to a previous event when 9F 92214 appeared as 92220 'Evening Star', famously the last steam locomotive built by British Railways."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Welcome back! 9F 92214 steams away from Rothley with our first public passenger train since March". - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

"Welcome back! 9F 92214 steams away from Rothley with our first public passenger train since March".
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM.

 

 


Added on Friday 24th July...

"Stanier Class 5 45305's tender tank receives a top-up during a pause at Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Stanier Class 5 45305's tender tank receives a top-up during a pause at Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Ready to return! 9F 92214 'Leicester City' will haul our first public passenger trains since March this weekend 25th and 26th July 2020." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Ready to return! 9F 92214 'Leicester City' will haul our first public passenger trains since March this weekend 25th and 26th July 2020."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 and Southern Railway King Arthur Class 30777 'Sir Lamiel' create an impressive scene during the climb out of Rothley Station towards Leicester North." - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 and Southern Railway King Arthur Class 30777 'Sir Lamiel' create an impressive scene during the climb out of Rothley Station towards Leicester North."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

 

 


Added on Thursday 23rd July...

"The arrival of a King... Back in 2013, visiting GWR King Class 6023 'King Edward II' stands at Loughborough Central having arrived with a passenger train from Leicester North." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"The arrival of a King... Back in 2013, visiting GWR King Class 6023 'King Edward II' stands at Loughborough Central having arrived with a passenger train from Leicester North."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Recreating a scene from the 1960s in the north west of England, Stanier Class 5 44767 makes an impressive start after pausing briefly at a station." - Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"Recreating a scene from the 1960s in the north west of England, Stanier Class 5 44767 makes an impressive start after pausing briefly at a station."
Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"Passenger trains return in July 2020... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 hauls a crew refresher train, ahead of our reopening this weekend 25th and 26th July 2020." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Passenger trains return in July 2020... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 hauls a crew refresher train, ahead of our reopening this weekend 25th and 26th July 2020."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 22nd July...

"A bright afternoon at Swithland Sidings sees Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' at work on the Up Main." - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A bright afternoon at Swithland Sidings sees Modified Hall 6990 'Witherslack Hall' at work on the Up Main."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"No shortage of atmosphere for a Western Region goods train, as visiting GWR 2-8-0 3850 approaches Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with a train of mineral wagons." - Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"No shortage of atmosphere for a Western Region goods train, as visiting GWR 2-8-0 3850 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a train of mineral wagons."
Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"Southern Railway N15 Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' steams gracefully through the Leicestershire countryside." Our friends at the 5305 Locomotive Association have this morning announced an agreement with the National Railway Museum to complete the overhaul of Sir Lamiel at Loughborough, to main line standards. We're looking forward to seeing this wonderful locomotive, which is owned by the National Railway Museum, return to steam at Loughborough in 2023. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Southern Railway N15 Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' steams gracefully through the Leicestershire countryside." Our friends at the 5305 Locomotive Association have this morning announced an agreement with the National Railway Museum to complete the overhaul of Sir Lamiel at Loughborough, to main line standards. We're looking forward to seeing this wonderful locomotive, which is owned by the National Railway Museum, return to steam at Loughborough in 2023.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 21st July...

"Post for the Manor... Popular visitor 7802 'Bradley Manor' hauls Travelling Post Office stock on to the Up Main at Loughborough, ahead of a demonstration mail exchange." - Photo © Martyn Fisher.

"Post for the Manor... Popular visitor 7802 'Bradley Manor' hauls Travelling Post Office stock on to the Up Main at Loughborough, ahead of a demonstration mail exchange."
Photo © Martyn Fisher.

"Light engine en route to Loughborough... Stanier Class 5 45305 works northbound past Swithland Sidings, during our last weekend of normal running in March 2020." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Light engine en route to Loughborough... Stanier Class 5 45305 works northbound past Swithland Sidings, during our last weekend of normal running in March 2020."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"A morning departure with a Stanier Class 8... 48305 steams away from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse during a previous year's Model Event." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A morning departure with a Stanier Class 8... 48305 steams away from Quorn & Woodhouse during a previous year's Model Event."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 20th July...

"Originally built in 1943 by Hudswell Clarke with works number 1752, this powerful 0-6-0 previously carried the name 'Robert', and now runs in British Railways livery as 68067." - Photo © Ken Simms.

"Originally built in 1943 by Hudswell Clarke with works number 1752, this powerful 0-6-0 previously carried the name 'Robert', and now runs in British Railways livery as 68067."
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Two Class 2s share the load of a heavy train on an afternoon journey towards Leicester North." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Two Class 2s share the load of a heavy train on an afternoon journey towards Leicester North."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"An atmospheric scene at Swithland Sidings, as a mineral train waits in the loop and is passed by a southbound van train." - Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"An atmospheric scene at Swithland Sidings, as a mineral train waits in the loop and is passed by a southbound van train."
Photo © Martyn Tattam.

 

 


Added on Sunday 19th July...

"Stanier Class 8 power for a mixed freight... 48624 leads a wide selection of goods vehicles through the cutting, north of Rothley Station." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 8 power for a mixed freight... 48624 leads a wide selection of goods vehicles through the cutting, north of Rothley Station."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"A scene from the present day as the 1903 NER Autocar passes through Rothley Station while on test." - Photo © GCR/AJM.

"A scene from the present day as the 1903 NER Autocar passes through Rothley Station while on test."Photo © GCR/AJM.

"With power and style, British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 works a passenger train past Swithland Sidings on the Great Central." - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"With power and style, British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 works a passenger train past Swithland Sidings on the Great Central."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

 

 


Added on Saturday 18th July...

"Before modern development altered the scene south of Loughborough, GNR N2 1744 steams towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with a passenger train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Before modern development altered the scene south of Loughborough, GNR N2 1744 steams towards Quorn & Woodhouse with a passenger train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A view through the trees... BR Standard Class 5 73156 and visiting Southern Railway West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' have power in reserve while working a heavy passenger train." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A view through the trees... BR Standard Class 5 73156 and visiting Southern Railway West Country Light Pacific 34092 'City of Wells' have power in reserve while working a heavy passenger train."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Passenger trains will soon return! British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with a crew refresher train". Passenger trains return on 25th and 26th July 2020 (pre-booking essential). - Photo © John Smith.

"Passenger trains will soon return! British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a crew refresher train". Passenger trains return on 25th and 26th July 2020 (pre-booking essential).
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Friday 17th July...

"In the days before the reinstatement of double-track, we see popular King Arthur Class 30777 'Sir Lamiel' leading a journey through the Leicestershire countryside." - "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © John Smith.

"In the days before the reinstatement of double-track, we see popular King Arthur Class 30777 'Sir Lamiel' leading a journey through the Leicestershire countryside." "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © John Smith.

"Drummond T9 at work... Ex-LSWR T9 30120 makes an assured departure from Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." 30120 is owned by the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"Drummond T9 at work... Ex-LSWR T9 30120 makes an assured departure from Quorn & Woodhouse." 30120 is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"A morning goods train to begin a bright day... British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 works a train of coal empties past Swithland Sidings on the Great Central." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A morning goods train to begin a bright day... British Railways Standard Class 2 78019 works a train of coal empties past Swithland Sidings on the Great Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Thursday 16th July...

"Inclement weather, but certainly no shortage of atmosphere, as visiting Q Class 30541 powers away from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"Inclement weather, but certainly no shortage of atmosphere, as visiting Q Class 30541 powers away from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Joe Connell.

"A Southern express with 777 'Sir Lamiel'... The popular King Arthur Class locomotive makes good progress towards Rothley." 777 "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. Photo © Ken Simms.

"A Southern express with 777 'Sir Lamiel'... The popular King Arthur Class locomotive makes good progress towards Rothley."  777 "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Passing trains on a busy main line... A passenger train steams away from a station stop, while a mixed goods train trundles on." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Passing trains on a busy main line... A passenger train steams away from a station stop, while a mixed goods train trundles on."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 


Added on Wednesday 15th July...

"A local passenger train at Swithland Sidings... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 steams towards Rothley." - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A local passenger train at Swithland Sidings... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 steams towards Rothley."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"Early British Railways diesel locomotives are still very much at work in the modern era, and continue to be popular in their new careers on heritage railways, with some examples also remaining in service on the national network." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Early British Railways diesel locomotives are still very much at work in the modern era, and continue to be popular in their new careers on heritage railways, with some examples also remaining in service on the national network."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Rothley arrival... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 enters Rothley Station with a crew refresher train." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Rothley arrival... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 enters Rothley Station with a crew refresher train."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 14th July...

"Heavy freight motive power from the LNWR... 'Super D' 49395 hauls a train of mineral wagons, typical of past coal train workings to feed the boilers of industry." - Photo © Neville Wellings.

"Heavy freight motive power from the LNWR... 'Super D' 49395 hauls a train of mineral wagons, typical of past coal train workings to feed the boilers of industry."
Photo © Neville Wellings.

"70013 'Oliver Cromwell' delivers an impressive display while ascending the gentle 1-in-176 gradient towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Ken Simms.

"70013 'Oliver Cromwell' delivers an impressive display while ascending the gentle 1-in-176 gradient towards Quorn & Woodhouse." 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Ken Simms.

"A busy start to another day on shed, as locomotives are prepared for a steam gala event. We look forward to the return of our gala events in the future." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A busy start to another day on shed, as locomotives are prepared for a steam gala event. We look forward to the return of our gala events in the future."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Monday 13th July...

"A northbound local train approaches Quorn &amp; Woodhouse station, with visiting BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T 80072 in charge." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"A northbound local train approaches Quorn & Woodhouse station, with visiting BR Standard Class 4 2-6-4T 80072 in charge."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Looking back to the 1990s, Bulleid West Country Light Pacific 34039 'Boscastle' makes an atmospheric departure from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Philip Herrick.

"Looking back to the 1990s, Bulleid West Country Light Pacific 34039 'Boscastle' makes an atmospheric departure from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Philip Herrick.

"Coal train under way... British Railways Standard Class 4 76084 works a train of mineral wagons towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse on the Great Central." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Coal train under way... British Railways Standard Class 4 76084 works a train of mineral wagons towards Quorn & Woodhouse on the Great Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Sunday 12th July...

"A local passenger train hauled by Ivatt Class 2 46521 steams southwards, under an increasingly blue sky." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A local passenger train hauled by Ivatt Class 2 46521 steams southwards, under an increasingly blue sky."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Visiting Q Class 30541 leads the way into the afternoon, with a passenger train from Loughborough Central." - Photo © John Smith.

"Visiting Q Class 30541 leads the way into the afternoon, with a passenger train from Loughborough Central."
Photo © John Smith.

"The sight of a steam locomotive at work in the present day gives us reason for optimism... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 works a crew refresher train on 11th July 2020." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"The sight of a steam locomotive at work in the present day gives us reason for optimism... British Railways Standard Class 5 73156 works a crew refresher train on 11th July 2020."
Customers at Butler Henderson Café at Quorn will be able to see passing trains again today 12th July 2020.
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Saturday 11th July...

"A popular visitor to the Great Central, LNER B12 8572 works a passenger train past Swithland Sidings towards Rothley." - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"A popular visitor to the Great Central, LNER B12 8572 works a passenger train past Swithland Sidings towards Rothley."
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"Looking back to a busy day at Swithland Sidings." As we work towards restarting our normal operations, we look forward to recreating scenes like this once again." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Looking back to a busy day at Swithland Sidings." As we work towards restarting our normal operations, we look forward to recreating scenes like this once again."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"73156 passes through Quorn &amp; Woodhouse on 10th July 2020 with a crew refamiliarisation train." Customers at Butler Henderson Café at Quorn on 11th and 12th July will be able to enjoy the sight of trains passing as more of these trains run, as we continue to work towards restarting our operations. - Photo © John Smith.

"73156 passes through Quorn & Woodhouse on 10th July 2020 with a crew refamiliarisation train."
Customers at Butler Henderson Café at Quorn on 11th and 12th July will be able to enjoy the sight of trains passing as more of these trains run, as we continue to work towards restarting our operations.
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Friday 10th July...

"A view of a Hall in the early evening light... 4953 'Pitchford Hall' runs round to haul the next departure from Loughborough Central, earlier in 2020." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A view of a Hall in the early evening light... 4953 'Pitchford Hall' runs round to haul the next departure from Loughborough Central, earlier in 2020."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Brush Type 4 number 1705 approaches Quorn &amp; Woodhouse with a passenger train. Built in 1965, the loco now carries the name 'Sparrowhawk' and is pictured in the blue livery of British Rail which began to appear during the same year." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Brush Type 4 number 1705 approaches Quorn & Woodhouse with a passenger train. Built in 1965, the loco now carries the name 'Sparrowhawk' and is pictured in the blue livery of British Rail which began to appear during the same year."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Recreating the last day of steam on British Railways... In this scene from 2007, Stanier Class 5 45110 hauls a recreation of 1T57 (the 'Fifteen Guinea Special'), the train it hauled on that final day on 11th August 1968." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Recreating the last day of steam on British Railways... In this scene from 2007, Stanier Class 5 45110 hauls a recreation of 1T57 (the 'Fifteen Guinea Special'), the train it hauled on that final day on 11th August 1968."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Thursday 9th July...

"Southern express... Schools Class 926 'Repton' steams past Swithland Sidings with a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Southern express... Schools Class 926 'Repton' steams past Swithland Sidings with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Southern Railway Q Class 30541, running as 30543, works a train of empty mineral wagons through the Leicestershire countryside." - Photo © John Smith.

"Southern Railway Q Class 30541, running as 30543, works a train of empty mineral wagons through the Leicestershire countryside."
Photo © John Smith.

"With steam in abundance, Fowler 3F 47406 powers along the Up Main, towards Quorn &amp; Woodhouse." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"With steam in abundance, Fowler 3F 47406 powers along the Up Main, towards Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 8th July...

 

"BRCW Type 2 D5401 hauls Travelling Post Office stock away from Rothley. Built in 1962 and withdrawn in 1987, the loco is now preserved at the Great Central." - Photo © Andrew Royle.

"BRCW Type 2 D5401 hauls Travelling Post Office stock away from Rothley. Built in 1962 and withdrawn in 1987, the loco is now preserved at the Great Central."
Photo © Andrew Royle.

"Postal special... 6960 'Raveningham Hall' hauls the Travelling Post Office train through Quorn &amp; Woodhouse at speed, passing Fowler 3F 47406 which waits in the siding." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Postal special... 6960 'Raveningham Hall' hauls the Travelling Post Office train through Quorn & Woodhouse at speed, passing Fowler 3F 47406 which waits in the siding."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Stanier Class 8 48624 leads a fitted freight train through the cutting on the northern approach to Rothley Station." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 8 48624 leads a fitted freight train through the cutting on the northern approach to Rothley Station."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 7th July...

"Early evening local... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 hauls a passenger train away from Rothley." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Early evening local... British Railways Standard Class 2 78018 hauls a passenger train away from Rothley."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"A popular visitor to the railway, Hughes Crab 13065 coasts towards Rothley with a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"A popular visitor to the railway, Hughes Crab 13065 coasts towards Rothley with a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Joe Connell.

"A train departs for the south... King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' steams away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train." 777 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © John Smith.

"A train departs for the south... King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' steams away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train."
777 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © John Smith.

 

 


Added on Monday 6th July...

"With Swithland Reservoir in the background, a passenger train proceeds towards Rothley, with motive power provided by British Railways Standard Class 2 78019." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"With Swithland Reservoir in the background, a passenger train proceeds towards Rothley, with motive power provided by British Railways Standard Class 2 78019."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' stands ready to haul a fitted van train away from Rothley Brook." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' stands ready to haul a fitted van train away from Rothley Brook."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Recreating main line freight operations... A coal train is passed by a mixed freight hauled by Standard Class 5 73156, on the approach to Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Recreating main line freight operations... A coal train is passed by a mixed freight hauled by Standard Class 5 73156, on the approach to Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Sunday 5th July...

 

"Rothley provides the setting for GWR 2-8-0 3850, steaming through the station with a short freight." - Photo © GCR / AJM.

"Rothley provides the setting for GWR 2-8-0 3850, steaming through the station with a short freight."
Photo © GCR / AJM.

"The Station Master acknowledges the approach of popular O4 63601, with a non-stop passenger train." 63601 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The Station Master acknowledges the approach of popular O4 63601, with a non-stop passenger train."
63601 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Picturesque postal... 73156 coasts towards Swithland Sidings with the Travelling Post Office, having completed a mail exchange at speed." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Picturesque postal... 73156 coasts towards Swithland Sidings with the Travelling Post Office, having completed a mail exchange at speed."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Saturday 4th July...

"Evening on shed... 4953 'Pitchford Hall' stands at Loughborough after a busy day's work, back in 2011." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Evening on shed... 4953 'Pitchford Hall' stands at Loughborough after a busy day's work, back in 2011."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 passes Milepost 94 between Loughborough Central and Quorn &amp; Woodhouse on the Great Central." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"British Railways Standard Class 9F 92214 passes Milepost 94 between Loughborough Central and Quorn & Woodhouse on the Great Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Preparing for the day's work... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E.Draper' sets back into the platform with the rolling stock for another morning's first departure." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Preparing for the day's work... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E.Draper' sets back into the platform with the rolling stock for another morning's first departure."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Friday 3rd July...

"Visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 tank 80136 pilots 6990 'Witherslack Hall' on a journey between Loughborough Central and Leicester North." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Visiting British Railways Standard Class 4 tank 80136 pilots 6990 'Witherslack Hall' on a journey between Loughborough Central and Leicester North."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Built for mixed traffic work... Ivatt Class 2MT 46521 powers away from Loughborough Central with a short mixed freight." - Photo © John Smith.

"Built for mixed traffic work... Ivatt Class 2MT 46521 powers away from Loughborough Central with a short mixed freight."
Photo © John Smith.

"Moving off shed... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' moves slowly off shed, ready for the next duty." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Moving off shed... Stanier Class 5 45305 'Alderman A.E. Draper' moves slowly off shed, ready for the next duty."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Thursday 2nd July...

"A short goods train steams through the picturesque surroundings around Swithland, with GWR 2-8-0 3850 in charge." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A short goods train steams through the picturesque surroundings around Swithland, with GWR 2-8-0 3850 in charge."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Taken 39 years prior to this morning's photograph from a similar vantage point, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' departs from Loughborough Central, early in 1981." - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"Taken 39 years prior to this morning's photograph from a similar vantage point, Thompson B1 1306 'Mayflower' departs from Loughborough Central, early in 1981."
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A spirited departure... 9F 92214 brightens a grey day while steaming away from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A spirited departure... 9F 92214 brightens a grey day while steaming away from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 1st July...

 

"An ex-Somerset &amp; Dorset Joint Railway 7F 2-8-0 steams southwards with a passenger train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"An ex-Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway 7F 2-8-0 steams southwards with a passenger train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Looking back to the early 1990s, Great Central Railway Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson', pictured carrying later British Railway number 62660, steams away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train." 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum. Photo © Neville Wellings.

"Looking back to the early 1990s, Great Central Railway Improved Director Class 506 'Butler Henderson', pictured carrying later British Railway number 62660, steams away from Loughborough Central with a passenger train."
506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Neville Wellings.

"Southern Railway King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' gleams in the bright sunshine on departure from Loughborough Central." 777 "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © John Smith.

"Southern Railway King Arthur Class 777 'Sir Lamiel' gleams in the bright sunshine on departure from Loughborough Central."
777 "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © John Smith.

 

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