The GCR Timetable for 2006

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bunnahabhain

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Well I thaught I'd make a comment on the GCR's new timetable for 2006, which features quite a bit of new stuff in there, it's been completely rewritten, and at the moment I currently have Working Timetable B with me.

It features the following departures
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                DMU   S1   S2    D   S2    D   S1   S2   S1   S1   S2   S1
Loughborough    0930 1015 1115 1215 1315 1415 1515 1615 1735 1900 1930 2045
Quorn+Woodhouse 0937 1022 1122 1222 1322 1422 1522 1622 1742 ---- 1937 ----
Quorn+Woodhouse 0938 1023 1123 1223 1323 1423 1523 1623 1743 ---- 1938 ----
Swithland Yard  ---- ---- ---- ---- 1328 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 1943 ----
Swithland Yard  ---- ---- ---- ---- 1338 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2015 ----
Rothley         0947 1032 1132 1232 1342 1432 1532 1632 1752 1917 2019 2102
Rothley         0948 1033 1133 1233 1343 1433 1533 1633 1753 1918 2020 2103
Leicester North 0957 1042 1142 1242 1353 1442 1542 1642 1803 1927 2029 2112
 
Leicester North 1000 1100 1200 1300 1405 1500 1600 1700 1815 1945 2050 2130
Rothley         1009 1109 1209 1309 1414 1509 1609 1709 1824 1954 2059 2139
Rothley         1010 1110 1210 1310 1415 1510 1610 1710 1825 1955 2135 2201
Swithland Yard  ---- ---- ---- ---- 1419 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2140 ----
Swithland Yard  ---- ---- ---- ---- 1430 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 2147 ----
Quorn+Woodhouse 1018 1118 1218 1318 1435 1518 1618 1718 1833 ---- 2152 ----
Quorn+Woodhouse 1019 1119 1219 1319 1436 1519 1619 1719 1834 ---- 2153 ----
Loughborough    1026 1126 1226 1326 1443 1526 1626 1726 1841 2012 2200 2216
The 1735, 1900 and 2045 departures from Loughborough Central run between Spring and Autumn, all trains except the 0930 and 1930 services operate a Buffet or Griddle Car serving a wide range of refreshments.

Diesel Locomotives expected to be pooled for the Diesel Trips (1215 and 1415) are expected to be the following;
D123
D1705
D8098
D5830
D6535 in the latter stages of the year
D5185 in the latter stages of the year
The DMU train will be a Class 101, with the possibility of a Class 127/120 Hybrid if the overhaul is complete during 2006.

Steam Locomotives that may operate the Steam Diagrams are likely to be pooled from the following;
No.30777* Sir Lamiel
No.45305 Alderman A.E.Draper
No.78019
No.46521* Blossom (As featured in Oh! Doctor Beeching)
No.63601*
No.45231
No.69523*
No.4141
No.7821* Ditcheat Manor

*Currently undergoing an overhaul, will undergo an overhaul during 2006, or may not run.

Guest Locomotives that are rumoured to visit the GCR during 2006;

No.92212
No.73129
No.6023 King Edward II
No.3440 City of Truro


That's all I have at the moment, but I may post some more info if I recieve it, and as always the timetable is subject to change at any time.
 
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Shame theres only 2 diesel turns each day, means only 32 miles of diesel haulage.....why have that when you can come to the ELR for 64? And we have gradients too ;)

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40445 said:
Shame theres only 2 diesel turns each day, means only 32 miles of diesel haulage.....why have that when you can come to the ELR for 64? And we have gradients too ;)

David
GCR is more of a Steam Railway than Diesel so hence the 32 miles of Diesel Haulage. I think you'll find that GCR has Diesel Galas where you most likely find more Diesel Miles than ELR run in a whole week.....

Gradients? If I want Gradients I'll have a hop over to Pickering, thank you. :)

Oh we have double track too. ;)
 

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And at an ELR diesel gala, we run more miles than a GCR Gala.....oh, and we have more variety in our fleet too....years of the same stuff ( Peak, 47, Ped, 25, 37 ) gets boring after a while....

Oh we have double track too.
And?

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40445 said:
And at an ELR diesel gala, we run more miles than a GCR Gala.....oh, and we have more variety in our fleet too....years of the same stuff ( Peak, 47, Ped, 25, 37 ) gets boring after a while....
Don't come then ;)

40445 said:
And we have gradients too ;)
What is your point? :?
 

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As I said, pokey little branch line with steep gradients that has a speed restriction of 20mph for 1/3 of it's legnth compared to a Double Track Main Line with a line speed limit of 25mph for 95% of the route and can run at 45mph when not carrying passengers with gradients of 1 in 176 for more than half the route.
 

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Jamie C. Steel said:
As I said, pokey little branch line with steep gradients that has a speed restriction of 20mph for 1/3 of it's legnth compared to a Double Track Main Line with a line speed limit of 25mph for 95% of the route and can run at 45mph when not carrying passengers with gradients of 1 in 176 for more than half the route.
Pokey little branch line? We're in the same category as you, ex -secondary main line. Just beacuse you've got another track doesn't make us any different.

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Any chance we can be a little bit nicer to each other? As it happens, I'm (nearly!) a signalman on the GC too, and I've been on the North Norfolk for years. I can still go to the ELR for the day and have a good time though - just 'cos it's not 'my' railway, doesn't mean it's not good!

Personally, I find the GC more operationally interesting, with the double track allowing a much more intensive service to be operated, but the ELR wins hands down on scenery and gradients.
 

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Moderator Notice: Please try and keep this on the topic of the Great Central Railway's new (and rather good) timetable and keep calm - it's only a forum! :lol:

Anyway, as for the 'debate' about the various preserved lines in the UK, we all have our own charecter and unique 'personality'. Down at the East Kent Railway we may only be about three miles long (and not approved by by some of you) but we are a friendly, happy bunch and our aim is the same as yours should be - not to try and 'better' ourselves against other railways but to restore trains and tracks etc to working order because it is what we like to do. Anyway, where else can you find a whole bunch of ex-Southern Region multiple units, mechanical units, industrial shunters, mainline shunters, lumps of rust, lumps of primer, coaches, wagons, tanks, luggage vans etc under one roof (well, we don't have a roof/shed of any kind but hey) ;)
 

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The Great Central Railway ;)

421393 (Southern MU)
Class 101 (MMU)
No.21 and Bardon (Industrials)
Class 08 and Class 10 (ML Shunters)
Workington Shed (Lump of rust in Swithland Siding, same goes for Brocklebank line actually)
Pink LNER Gresley Coach (Does that count for Primer and Coaches? :P)

I think most railways have all that Damon, especially the Lumps of rust, some would say they're the volunteers actually.....
 

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Ditto Damon and Tom, don't poke comments at each other because you think one railway is superior to another...
 

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Jamie C. Steel said:
The Great Central Railway
I said 'the Great Central Railway'. If it is because there was no capital letter on the 'T', at present (21:11, 29Nov05), your signature doesn't even have the word 'The' :roll:
 

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Coxster said:
Jamie C. Steel said:
The Great Central Railway
I said 'the Great Central Railway'. If it is because there was no capital letter on the 'T', at present (21:11, 29Nov05), your signature doesn't even have the word 'The' :roll:
Cause he stole it from someone.
 

bunnahabhain

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'The' was the first word of the sentence and it should have had a capital 'T'.

Coxster said:
Anyway, where else can you find a whole bunch of ex-Southern Region multiple units, mechanical units, industrial shunters, mainline shunters, lumps of rust, lumps of primer, coaches, wagons, tanks, luggage vans etc under one roof
Maybe it would have made more grammatical sence to put 'At the' at the start rather than 'The', ah well.
 
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