Daily Image Gallery – March and April 2020

April 2020 was the first full month of the Daily Image Gallery during the coronavirus crisis, with three images being posted each day. Photographs from March and April are archived below:

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Added on Thursday 30th April...

"Stanier's Jubilee - a fine design of locomotive built for hauling passenger trains at speed". A gleaming 5593 "Kolhapur" stands at Rothley awaiting her next turn of duty. -Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Stanier's Jubilee - a fine design of locomotive built for hauling passenger trains at speed". A gleaming 5593 "Kolhapur" stands at Rothley awaiting her next turn of duty.
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Two Class 5s prepare to haul an afternoon special from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Two Class 5s prepare to haul an afternoon special from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"The morning sunlight catches a southbound goods train hauled by popular O4 63601." 63601 was built by the Great Central Railway at Gorton Works in 1912 and appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Joe Connell.

"The morning sunlight catches a southbound goods train hauled by popular O4 63601."
63601 was built by the Great Central Railway at Gorton Works in 1912 and appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 29th April...

"In the early 1960s, a Type 2 diesel was a sign of things to come... Over 50 years later, both steam and diesel locomotives from the time are preserved and still going strong." - Photo © John Smith.

"In the early 1960s, a Type 2 diesel was a sign of things to come... Over 50 years later, both steam and diesel locomotives from the time are preserved and still going strong."
Photo © John Smith.

"Coal, water, and tea... Essential ingredients for steam locomotive operation." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Coal, water, and tea... Essential ingredients for steam locomotive operation."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Vans arrive for their onward journey with a waiting 9F." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Vans arrive for their onward journey with a waiting 9F."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 28th April...

"Rolling back the years, we see King Haakon at Quorn & Woodhouse in the early days of preservation." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Rolling back the years, we see King Haakon at Quorn & Woodhouse in the early days of preservation."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"One of Stanier's finest... Class 8 48305 steams away from Loughborough with an afternoon mineral train." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"One of Stanier's finest... Class 8 48305 steams away from Loughborough with an afternoon mineral train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Recreating the experience with a weathered 8F at Loughborough, where only the security camera betrays the modern era." - Photo © Lewis Day.

"Recreating the experience with a weathered 8F at Loughborough, where only the security camera betrays the modern era."
Photo © Lewis Day.

 

 


Added on Monday 27th April...

"The busy approaches to a station are graced by two superb 4-6-0s hauling vans and postal." - Photo © John Smith.

"The busy approaches to a station are graced by two superb 4-6-0s hauling vans and postal."
Photo © John Smith.

"The scene at Loughborough in April 1974 with Boscastle in the early stages of restoration and locomotive shed under construction." 34039 "Boscastle" later returned to service, and is now being overhauled to steam again at the Great Central. - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"The scene at Loughborough in April 1974 with Boscastle in the early stages of restoration and locomotive shed under construction." 34039 "Boscastle" later returned to service, and is now being overhauled to steam again at the Great Central.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A class 2MT shunting in sidings while a morning passenger train steams onwards." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A class 2MT shunting in sidings while a morning passenger train steams onwards."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Sunday 26th April...

"The bright livery of a passing B12 lifts the mood of a grey evening." - Photo © John Smith.

"The bright livery of a passing B12 lifts the mood of a grey evening."
Photo © John Smith.

"With power to spare, a Fairburn 2-6-4T makes light work of a mixed goods train towards Quorn & Woodhouse." - Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"With power to spare, a Fairburn 2-6-4T makes light work of a mixed goods train towards Quorn & Woodhouse."
Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"The early morning sun catches a passing freight." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"The early morning sun catches a passing freight."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Saturday 25th April...

"Loco crew discussions in the company of a King." GWR King class 6023 "King Edward II" (running as 6015 "King Richard III") stands at Loughborough beside Ivatt Class 2 46521 which was also built at the GWR's Swindon Works after nationalisation. - Photo © Philip Grain.

"Loco crew discussions in the company of a King."
GWR King class 6023 "King Edward II" (running as 6015 "King Richard III") stands at Loughborough beside Ivatt Class 2 46521 which was also built at the GWR's Swindon Works after nationalisation.
Photo © Philip Grain.

"Manor pilots Hall on a Western excursion." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Manor pilots Hall on a Western excursion."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Very much at home on the Great Central - 6990 Witherslack Hall." Today's theme showing locomotives from the Great Western Railway or Western Region of British Railways was chosen by our Facebook followers in this week's poll. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Very much at home on the Great Central - 6990 Witherslack Hall."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 

Bus Rally - Bonus images.

Our annual Bus Rally was due to take place today at Quorn & Woodhouse station in conjunction with the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust.

We look forward to staging this event again in the future during better times, but in the meantime here are some images from previous years from the LTHT collection.

 

 

 


Added on Friday 24th April...

"The day's work done, the locos rest on shed." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"The day's work done, the locos rest on shed."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"A departing train... The beginning of many an enjoyable journey." - Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"A departing train... The beginning of many an enjoyable journey."
Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"Fond memories of the early days of preservation - Forward!" This image from the early 1970s shows Robert Nelson Number 4 steaming towards Quorn & Woodhouse. The former Down line on the left was later lifted by British Rail, but double-track has since been reinstated during the preservation era. - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Fond memories of the early days of preservation - Forward!"
This image from the early 1970s shows Robert Nelson Number 4 steaming towards Quorn & Woodhouse. 
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Thursday 23rd April...

"Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 Pacific which bears his name, takes the spotlight at Loughborough." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 Pacific which bears his name, takes the spotlight at Loughborough."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Two Stanier 2-8-0s catch the eye at Swithland Sidings on the Great Central." This highly successful design of heavy freight locomotive has become popular on preserved railways as a dependable performer on passenger trains. - Photo © Paul Callow.

"Two Stanier 2-8-0s catch the eye at Swithland Sidings on the Great Central."
This highly successful design of heavy freight locomotive has become popular on preserved railways as a dependable performer on passenger trains.
Photo © Paul Callow.

"The day begins with freight, and empty wagons being collected ready to receive the day's important cargo." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"The day begins with freight, and empty wagons being collected ready to receive the day's important cargo."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 22nd April...

 

"Branch line freight with trusty 3F in charge". 47406 has been a superb member of the fleet for the last ten years, and we're looking forward to seeing the popular 0-6-0 back in service after overhaul. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Branch line freight with trusty 3F in charge". 47406 has been a superb member of the fleet for the last ten years, and we're looking forward to seeing the popular 0-6-0 back in service after overhaul.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A short pause between duties for 47406." The popular 3F is checked over by the footplate crew before the next duty. - Photo © Roy Harris.

"A short pause between duties for 47406." The popular 3F is checked over by the footplate crew before the next duty.
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Looking back on happy memories of 47406". The popular 3F 0-6-0 is being withdrawn for overhaul as the current boiler certificate expires today, but don't worry, this popular engine will return. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Looking back on happy memories of 47406". The popular 3F 0-6-0 is being withdrawn for overhaul as the current boiler certificate expires today, but don't worry, this popular engine will return.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 21st April...

 

"70013 Oliver Cromwell steams away from Loughborough Central on Christmas Day 2018." Taken in the same location as our image from earler today of Littleton Number 5, we see how much has changed in four decades. 70013 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Great Central Railway / AJM.

"70013 Oliver Cromwell steams away from Loughborough Central on Christmas Day 2018." Taken in the same location as our image from Littleton Number 5 (right), we see how much has changed in four decades. 70013 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Great Central Railway / AJM.

"43 years ago, Littleton Number 5 makes a determined start from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse." In the intervening years, extensive changes have been seen here, with double-track and full signalling being reinstated. - Photo © Syd Hancock.

"43 years ago, Littleton Number 5 makes a determined start from Loughborough Central towards Quorn & Woodhouse." In the intervening years, extensive changes have been seen here, with double-track and full signalling being reinstated.
Photo © Syd Hancock.

"Synchronised ash clearance." Clearing the ash pits is a long-established task for aspiring steam footplate crews when they begin their careers as Locomotive Cleaners. - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Synchronised ash clearance." Clearing the ash pits is a long-established task for aspiring steam footplate crews when they begin their careers as Locomotive Cleaners.
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Monday 20th April...

 

"47406 prepares to bow out for now, but is sure to return." Popular 3F 47406 reaches the end of the current boiler certificate this week and will be withdrawn for overhaul. We look forward to this very popular member of the fleet returning to service in the future. - Photo © Ken Simms.

"47406 prepares to bow out for now, but is sure to return." Popular 3F 47406 reaches the end of the current boiler certificate this week and will be withdrawn for overhaul. We look forward to this very popular member of the fleet returning to service in the future.
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Now almost 60 years old, Peak Type 4 D123 was once a regular sight on the Midland Main Line and is now preserved on the Great Central." - Photo © Andrew Royle.

"Now almost 60 years old, Peak Type 4 D123 was once a regular sight on the Midland Main Line and is now preserved on the Great Central."
Photo © Andrew Royle.

"One of Stanier's finest makes a determined start with a local passenger train." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"One of Stanier's finest makes a determined start with a local passenger train."
Photo © Joe Connell.

 

 


Added on Sunday 19th April...

 

"Nightfall beckons as a Stanier Class 8 marches on with a mineral train." - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Nightfall beckons as a Stanier Class 8 marches on with a mineral train."
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Afternoon freight by the locos of the LMS." - Photo © John Smith.

"Afternoon freight by the locos of the LMS."
Photo © John Smith.

"An impressive arrival from the always impressive Oliver Cromwell". 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"An impressive arrival from the always impressive Oliver Cromwell". 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Saturday 18th April...

 

"A firm favourite at the preserved GCR, O4 63601 works a coal train along the Great Central Main Line." Built at the Great Central Railway's Gorton Works in 1912 as a member of the 8K Class (later classified O4 by the LNER), 63601 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. The loco is now being overhauled and will steam again at the Great Central. - Photo © Andrew Royle.

"A firm favourite at the preserved GCR, O4 63601 works a coal train along the Great Central Main Line." Built at the Great Central Railway's Gorton Works in 1912 as a member of the 8K Class (later classified O4 by the LNER), 63601 appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. The loco is now being overhauled and will steam again at the Great Central.
Photo © Andrew Royle.

"Generations meet at Loughborough." Three fine locomotives designed for the London & North Eastern Railway or its constituent companies. Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Generations meet at Loughborough." Three fine locomotives designed for the London & North Eastern Railway or its constituent companies.
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"A B12 of the LNER brightens the gloom of cloudy day." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A B12 of the LNER brightens the gloom of cloudy day."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 17th April...

 

"Passengers board, parcels are loaded, and the immense power of an express steam locomotive is at the driver's command." - Photo © Paul Callow.

"Passengers board, parcels are loaded, and the immense power of an express steam locomotive is at the driver's command."
Photo © Paul Callow.

"The march of a southern express in the afternoon sun." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The march of a southern express in the afternoon sun."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A country station welcomes a Hall to begin another day's traffic." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"A country station welcomes a Hall to begin another day's traffic."
Photo © Roy Harris.

 


 

Added on Thursday 16th April...

 

"Approaching from a distance, but still in our minds until the day when wheels turn again." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Approaching from a distance, but still in our minds until the day when wheels turn again."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Images of Western Region steam." Locomotives with a Great Western Railway heritage are always popular visitors to the Great Central. - Photo © John Smith.

"Images of Western Region steam." Locomotives with a Great Western Railway heritage are always popular visitors to the Great Central.
Photo © John Smith.

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Added on Wednesday 15th April...

 

"A Southern steam theme for an early evening goods train." - Photo © Ian Duffield.

"A Southern steam theme for an early evening goods train."
Photo © Ian Duffield.

"Before the locos of Fowler and Stanier, the Hughes Crab was a very successful mixed-traffic design for the LMS by George Hughes." - Photo © John Smith.

"Before the locos of Fowler and Stanier, the Hughes Crab was a very successful mixed-traffic design for the LMS by George Hughes."
Photo © John Smith.

"Goods wagons. Just a few of the one million one hundred and twenty four thousand eight hundred and twelve owned by British Railways in 1957." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Goods wagons. Just a few of the one million one hundred and twenty four thousand eight hundred and twelve owned by British Railways in 1957."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 


Added on Tuesday 14th April...

 

"9F power for a southbound passenger train." - Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"9F power for a southbound passenger train."
Photo © Gordon McCulloch.

"Heavy freight steam power from the North Eastern Railway - a popular guest on the GCR." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Heavy freight steam power from the North Eastern Railway - a popular guest on the GCR."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"An early morning departure from Loughborough Central." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"An early morning departure from Loughborough Central."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

 

 


Added on Monday 13th April...

 

"Masters of the east and west coast main lines between London and Scotland stand side-by-side at Loughborough." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Masters of the east and west coast main lines between London and Scotland stand side-by-side at Loughborough."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"Railway preservation dreams become reality." The N.E.R. 1903 Electric Autocar Trust's recently restored autocar has been a very popular visitor to the Great Central. - Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Railway preservation dreams become reality." The N.E.R. 1903 Electric Autocar Trust's recently restored autocar has been a very popular visitor to the Great Central.
Photo © Alan Weaver.

"Successive generations of Class 5 arriving on time." Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Successive generations of Class 5 arriving on time."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

 

 


Added on Sunday 12th April...

 

"Echoes of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway with a 7F working a heavy coal train." Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Echoes of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway with a 7F working a heavy coal train."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"The fine sight of a Castle on the Great Central." 7029 "Clun Castle" pictured here in the 1980s has recently returned to service on the main line. Sister locomotive 7027 "Thornbury Castle" is under restoration from scrapyard condition and will steam again at the Great Central Railway. Photo © John Bagshaw.

"The fine sight of a Castle on the Great Central." 7029 "Clun Castle" pictured here in the 1980s has recently returned to service on the main line. Sister locomotive 7027 "Thornbury Castle" is under restoration from scrapyard condition and will steam again at the Great Central Railway.
Photo © John Bagshaw.

"A goods train pauses while the express thunders on." - Photo © Martyn Tattam.

"A goods train pauses while the express thunders on."
Photo © Martyn Tattam.

 

 


Added on Saturday 11th April...

 

"Powerful and majestic in equal measure." LMS Coronation Class 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" pictured here on the Great Central is preserved at the National Railway Museum, now in streamlined condition. Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Powerful and majestic in equal measure." LMS Coronation Class 6229 "Duchess of Hamilton" pictured here on the Great Central is preserved at the National Railway Museum, now in streamlined condition.
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Steam workhorses of rail and road." - Photo © Scott Mattock.

"Steam workhorses of rail and road."
Photo © Scott Mattock.

"While the railway is temporarily sleeping, we enjoy images of the past for now, safe in the knowledge that scenes like these will return!" - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"While the railway is temporarily sleeping, we enjoy images of the past for now, safe in the knowledge that scenes like these will return!"
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Friday 10th April...

 

"Resting on shed after another busy shift." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Resting on shed after another busy shift."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Retracing the steps of long service over the line she was built for." Great Central Railway Improved Director Class number 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum. Photo © Neville Wellings.

"Retracing the steps of long service over the line she was built for."
Great Central Railway Improved Director Class number 506 "Butler Henderson" is owned by the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Neville Wellings.

"Discussing the day's work in the company of a Standard Class 2MT." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"Discussing the day's work in the company of a Standard Class 2MT."
Photo © Joe Connell.

 


Added on Thursday 9th April...

"B12 8572 steams into the sunset at Swithland Sidings." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"B12 8572 steams into the sunset at Swithland Sidings."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A busy morning at the loco shed in days gone by." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"A busy morning at the loco shed in days gone by."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Reputedly the first to reach 100mph back in 1904, City of Truro was another popular visitor to the Great Central." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"Reputedly the first to reach 100mph back in 1904, City of Truro was another popular visitor to the Great Central."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Wednesday 8th April...

"Empty Travelling Post Office stock heads home to be prepared for another shift." - Photo © Roy Harris.

"Empty Travelling Post Office stock heads home to be prepared for another shift."
Photo © Roy Harris.

"Versatile 2MTs share the work of a heavy train." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Versatile 2MTs share the work of a heavy train."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"B1 1264 gleaming in Apple Green in times past." - Photo © John Bagshaw.

"B1 1264 gleaming in Apple Green in times past."
Photo © John Bagshaw.

 

 


Added on Tuesday 7th April...

"With headlamps shining, the Travelling Post Office steams into the evening." 777 "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Ken Simms.

"With headlamps shining, the Travelling Post Office steams into the evening."
777 "Sir Lamiel" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Ken Simms.

"Thirty-eight years ago, an early express locomotive made a very popular visit to the Great Central." Built in 1870, the Stirling Single is now preserved at the National Railway Museum. - Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"Thirty-eight years ago, an early express locomotive made a very popular visit to the Great Central." Built in 1870, the Stirling Single is now preserved at the National Railway Museum.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection.

"A morning express in full flight through the Leicestershire countryside." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

"A morning express in full flight through the Leicestershire countryside."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill.

 

 


Added on Monday 6th April...

"When there were two A4 Pacifics at Loughborough..." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"When there were two A4 Pacifics at Loughborough..."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Popular engines of all shapes and sizes." - Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Popular engines of all shapes and sizes."
Photo © Peter Salmon.

"Generations of railway history preserved on heritage lines." - Photo © Steven Havers.

"Generations of railway history preserved on heritage lines."
Photo © Steven Havers.

 

 


Added on Sunday 5th April...

"A coal train rumbles past on its journey to feed the boilers of industry." - Photo © Neville Wellings.

"A coal train rumbles past on its journey to feed the boilers of industry".
Photo © Neville Wellings.

"Looking forward to brighter days ahead." - Photo © Joe Connell.

"Looking forward to brighter days ahead."
Photo © Joe Connell.

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Added on Saturday 4th April...

"The express thunders on through the power of steam." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill

"The express thunders on through the power of steam."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill

"The early afternoon local departs." Photo © Alan Weaver

"The early afternoon local departs."
Photo © Alan Weaver

"A new steam locomotive story is written." New-build Peppercorn A1 class 60163 "Tornado" pictured during trials at the GCR in 2008. - Photo © Martyn Tattam

"A new steam locomotive story is written."
New-build Peppercorn A1 class 60163 "Tornado" pictured during trials at the GCR in 2008.
Photo © Martyn Tattam

 

 


Added on Friday 3rd April...

"35005 and 34039 - Beautiful Bulleid Pacifics." - Photo © Graham Wignall.

"35005 and 34039 - Beautiful Bulleid Pacifics."
Photo © Graham Wignall.

"Drummond's majestic T9 makes swift progress through the winter gloom." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill

"Drummond's majestic T9 makes swift progress through the winter gloom."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill

"Southern steam in motion" - Photo © Peter Salmon

"Southern steam in motion"
Photo © Peter Salmon

 

 


Added on Thursday 2nd April...

"56 years after building The Great Bear, new locos known as Teddy Bears began to emerge from Swindon Works." - Photo © Steven Havers

"56 years after building The Great Bear, new locos known as Teddy Bears began to emerge from Swindon Works."
Photo © Steven Havers

"Thornbury Castle - The journey back to steam at the GCR begins." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Thornbury Castle - The journey back to steam at the GCR begins."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Hall and Castle at the Great Central -The promise of things to come." - Photo © Graham Wignall

"Hall and Castle at the Great Central -The promise of things to come."
Photo © Graham Wignall

 

 


Added on Wednesday 1st April...

"Two fine locomotives with a long GCR history await their next duty." - Photo © Horace Gamble

"Two fine locomotives with a long GCR history await their next duty."
Photo © Horace Gamble

"Gliding past Milepost 94 with a mixed goods." - Photo © Peter Salmon

"Gliding past Milepost 94 with a mixed goods."
Photo © Peter Salmon

"Spring flowers set the scene for passing steam." - Photo © Graham Wignall

"Spring flowers set the scene for passing steam."
Photo © Graham Wignall

 

 


Added on Tuesday 31st March...

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"Southern locos heading into the evening." - Photo © Paul Callow

"Southern locos heading into the evening."
Photo © Paul Callow

 

"Recollections and re-creations of August 1968 - Oliver Cromwell hauls the Fifteen Guinea Special once again, 50 years on". 70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum. - Photo © Joe Connell

"Recollections and re-creations of August 1968 - Oliver Cromwell hauls the Fifteen Guinea Special once again, 50 years on".
70013 "Oliver Cromwell" appears courtesy of the National Railway Museum.
Photo © Joe Connell

 

 


Added on Monday 30th March...

"Successive generations of ever-versatile Class 5 pass on a busy main line." - Photo © Ken Simms

"Successive generations of ever-versatile Class 5 pass on a busy main line."
Photo © Ken Simms

"Steaming away from the town, the countryside beckons..." - Photo © Stephen Bottrill

"Steaming away from the town, the countryside beckons..."
Photo © Stephen Bottrill

Although not a photograph, our latest update film for our Reunification appeal has just been published!

You can find out more about the Reunification appeal online at www.gcrailway.co.uk/unify

 

 


Added on Sunday 29th March...

"A glance towards the window on Great Central journeys past and future..." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"A glance towards the window on Great Central journeys past and future..."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"The mid-morning goods... Assorted vans for many a destination." - Photo © Scott Mattock

"The mid-morning goods... Assorted vans for many a destination."
Photo © Scott Mattock

"British Railways - Goods from door to door."
Video © J.A. Shaw

 


Added on Saturday 28th March

"Sharing the golden sunlight of a May evening, Class 2 and Type 2 on the Great Central." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Sharing the golden sunlight of a May evening, Class 2 and Type 2 on the Great Central."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"The mighty 0-6-0 makes light work of any day's two hundred ton goods." - Photo © Roy Harris

"The mighty 0-6-0 makes light work of any day's two hundred ton goods."
Photo © Roy Harris

"In these unprecedented times of 2020, our "Goods Galore" gala must wait for another day, but today we bring you the sights and sounds of a goods train, even if only on film for now. Goods Galore will return!"
Video © Great Central Railway/AJM

 

 


Added on Friday 27th March...

"Words of wisdom at the start of another journey." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Words of wisdom at the start of another journey."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Witherslack Hall - The preservation story begins." - 6990 arrives to begin restoration in November 1975. Photo © W.R. Squires Collection

"Witherslack Hall - The preservation story begins."
6990 arrives to begin restoration in November 1975.
Photo © W.R. Squires Collection

"Breaking out of the shade into the morning sunshine." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Breaking out of the shade into the morning sunshine."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

 

 


Added on Thursday 26th March...

"Giants of the rails prepare for their next turn of duty." - Photo © Peter Salmon

"Giants of the rails prepare for their next turn of duty."
Photo © Peter Salmon

"Pausing just briefly in a village station, an afternoon local train simmers quietly awaiting the signal, green flag, and whistle." - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Pausing just briefly in a village station, an afternoon local train simmers quietly awaiting the signal, green flag, and whistle."
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"A branch line excursion in the sunshine." - Photo © Roy Harris

"A branch line excursion in the sunshine."
Photo © Roy Harris

 

 


Wednesday 25th March 2020 - 13:00

"Under starter's orders". 9F 92214 awaits departure from Loughborough Central in June 2018. - Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM

"Under starter's orders". 9F 92214 awaits departure from Loughborough Central in June 2018.
Photo © Great Central Railway/AJM


 

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