GCR Autumn Steam Gala 2019

Introduction Another trip to Loughborough and another Steam Gala. The GCR keep coming up with them. This Autumn Steam Gala 2019 was a four day event from 3rd to 6th October 2019. That’s Thursday through to Sunday. I visited with a couple of friends on Friday 4th, arriving just before 09:00 BST.

My Railway Experiences

A Replica of Stephenson's Rocket

Introduction I think people who search for articles and pictures of railway experiences are usually keen to see them all and not miss any. To help them I have written this short post to bring all my articles together so they can be easily found. I have already written several posts about my railway experiences and there… Continue reading My Railway Experiences

GCR Winter Steam Gala 2013

6023 King Edward II

GCR – Great Central Railway Introduction It was a wet day this year at the GCR Winter Steam Gala 2013 (on 27th Jan). I didn’t take so many photos and the videos were short. For the most part the videos are of trains leaving stations. The event ran all day but I only arrived in the afternoon. Here is… Continue reading GCR Winter Steam Gala 2013

Dining On A Steam Train At The Great Central Railway

Introduction This time we (my wife and I) enjoyed a day on the trains at the Great Central Railway based at Loughborough Station. We went dining on a steam train at the Great Central Railway on 26th May 2012. This pleasure was a Christmas gift from our son. We had 1st class tickets to travel up and down… Continue reading Dining On A Steam Train At The Great Central Railway

GCR Winter Steam Gala 2012

Great Central Railway Winter Gala 2012

GCR – Great Central Railway Introduction It was a cold but brilliant sunny afternoon at the GCR Winter Steam Gala 2012 (on 28th Jan). I took lots of photos and videos. The event ran all day but I only arrived in the afternoon and here’s my platform ticket: The GCR advertised 12 loco’s in steam and I saw… Continue reading GCR Winter Steam Gala 2012