8 July 2014
The Great Central Railway has secured one million pounds of funding from the Government's 'Local Growth Deal' as part of an £80m allocation to the Leicester & Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership.
1 July 2014.
Imagine a land where there are no railways – just wonderful sandy beaches, tropical gardens and vegetation, deep blue unpolluted seas and plenty of spring flowers! What could be better than travelling there – behind a classic steam locomotive from London?
26 June 2014.
The Great Central Railway has a starring role on television this weekend. Producers of BBC TVs long running hospital drama Casualty turned to the GCR for its realistic Main Line looks when it needed to stage a dramatic rail crash.
2 June 2014.
The money is being raised to pay for a new 36 metre bridge which will carry the tracks of the Great Central, across the Midland Main Line. The two halves of the award winning heritage line are working with Network Rail to deliver the new bridge in 2015 as the Midland line is electrified.
30 May 2014.
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has published its initial report into a crash between a runaway train and five parked coaches on the Great Central Railway at Loughborough Central on May 12.
29 May 2014.
Kind-hearted Swanage Railway volunteers have helped to raise more than £4000 towards a new lifeboat house for the seaside town, following a fundraising push at the heritage line's successful ninth annual diesel gala and Dorset Beer Festival.
9 May 2014.
Visitors keen to make the most of a unique chance to see some West Coast steam in the heart of eastern England have some even better news now… advanced tickets are now on sale online, and there are some discounts and bargains on offer.
Current Issue: July 3, 2014
♦ Free Galatea poster and preservation map
♦ Win a North Yorks Moors steam driving course
♦ Bunch trio move to Swanage
♦ New P2: Rolling chassis in early 2015!
♦ Nick Owen - newsman and railwayman!
♦ Tangmere con rod report released
♦ MBE for Bluebell stalwart
♦ Steam trip beats firemen's strike by one minute!
• Next issue on sale: July 31, 2014