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

Visiting Market Bosworth

Almshouses

Introduction Most of the pictures here were taken on our first visit to Market Bosworth in 2012. We have retuned several times since and will continue to do so because it is such a charming English town in the county of Leicestershire. You can see its relative location on the maps below, surrounded by Loughborough,… Continue reading Visiting Market Bosworth

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