GCR 1960's Steam & Diesel Gala (25/26 March 2006)

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Nick

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The Great Central Railway's annual 1960's Steam & Diesel Gala is being held over the last weekend in March. And currently has the following lineup.

Steam Locomotives
British Railways Standard 2MT No.78019 (Facing South)
Great Central Railway 8K/LNER O4 No.63601 (Facing South)
London, Midland & Scottish Railway Black 5 No.45305 (Facing South)
Great Western Railway Large Prairie Tank No.4141 (Facing South)

Diesel Locomotives & Units
British Railways Class 20 D8048
British Railways Class 20 D8098
British Railways Class 45 D123
British Railways Class 47 D1705
British Railways Class 101 No's. E50321 & E51427


Timetables not yet available, however there are likely to be 27 departures from Loughborough with shunting taking place throughout the day at Loughborough, Quorn & Woodhouse and Rothley, with 12 departures from Leicester North expected.

You can drive D8048 & D8098 from Quorn & Woodhouse Station along the line mixing with all the timetabled Traffic, for only £30 one-way

Fares are expected to be the normal gala fares which are,

Adult: £17.50
Child/Senior Citizen: £11.50
Family 1: £25
Family 2: £35
Privilage Rate Adult/Senior Citizen: £10
Privilage Rate Child: £6.50
 
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Hmm - last time I asked about the turn up and drive it was 21 (whether that's changed, or whether it's in place because they know nothing about you, I don't know).
 

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78019 was turned yesterday, it is now facing South.
Don't miss out on the double heading of Diesel Locomotives on the 5.10 RB departure on BOTH Saturday and Sunday. Saturday includes extra services running well into the night! Shunting will be taking place at Quorn throughout the day.

Come along to the 1960's Gala and feel the hustle bustle of the Railways as Steam replaced Diesel on 25/26 March 2006 at the Great Central Railway!

Further information including passenger timetables can be found online here:
http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/spevents/0306gala.htm
 

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AlexS said:
Hmm - last time I asked about the turn up and drive it was 21 (whether that's changed, or whether it's in place because they know nothing about you, I don't know).

I think it depends on the line, I think it is 21 on the ELR...? ;)
 

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Rich said:
I think it depends on the line, I think it is 21 on the ELR...? ;)

It's 21 I believe to drive. Guard and Fireman must be over 18.
 

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Sounds like an interesting weekend!

If I'd known about this event sooner I would have made plans to go, considering the GCR is only 90 minutes or so from me.
 

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Lewisham2221 said:
Sounds like an interesting weekend!

If I'd known about this event sooner I would have made plans to go, considering the GCR is only 90 minutes or so from me.

Our next event is the "Wizards and Witches" weekend on the 26/27 April 2006.
However, if you prefer something a little more grown up our diesel gala will take place on the 13/14 MAy 2006 (details to follow).
 

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Nick said:
Our next event is the "Wizards and Witches" weekend on the 26/27 April 2006.
However, if you prefer something a little more grown up our diesel gala will take place on the 13/14 MAy 2006 (details to follow).

Wizards & Witches is in the Bank Holiday Nick ;)
 
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