GWR Hall steam locomotive to begin running in at the GCR

The Epping Ongar Railway has announced that their Great Western Railway 4900 'Hall' Class No.4953 "Pitchford Hall" has arrived at the Great Central Railway. At...

Recent overhaul update on steam locomotive 70013 “Oliver Cromwell”

Staff and Volunteers at the Great Central Railway's Loughborough Locomotive Deport have been busy striping down "Oliver Cromwell" to assess the work needed to...

First guest steam locomotives announced for GCR Autumn Steam Gala

The Great Central Railway has confirmed two engines which, subject to availability, will be attending the line's Autumn Steam Gala (ASG) in October. Guests The first...

New loan agreement for steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell

The National Railway Museum and the Great Central Railway in Loughborough have agreed on a two-year overhaul loan agreement. The agreement will run from 12...

WATCH: Western steam locomotives team up at the Great Central Railway

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd February 2019 saw the Great Central Railway host their Western Loco Weekend featuring 3 Western-themed locomotives. This special weekend featured...

WATCH: 10 steam locomotives in steam for the Great Central Railway...

The 25th, 26th & 27th January saw the Great Central Railway host their annual Winter Steam Gala. This gala featured 1 guest engine being 7802...

Special GWR weekend with steam locomotive 7802 Bradley Manor

The Great Central Railway has announced that they will be operating a special 'Western Loco Weekend' with special guest 7802 Bradley Manor. Visiting for the...

WATCH: steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell on her final day in...

Monday 31st December New Years Eve 2018 saw 70013 Oliver Cromwell bid farewell as she ran for the last time before she is withdrawn...

WATCH: On the footplate of steam locomotive 45305

A Day in Life with LMS Black Five Locomotive 45305 Alderman A. E. Draper on the 18th November 2018. This was recorded on her returning...

Steam locomotive 70013 Oliver Cromwell’s last gala appearance this weekend

This weekend is the Great Central Railway's Last Hurrah Gala and will see 70013 Oliver Cromwell's last gala appearance before its boiler ticket expires. The...

EXCLUSIVE: The Duke – The Impossible Dream – Past, Present and...

Following on from this, we are delighted to announce that we have been contacted by The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust and they have provided us with an exclusive update on the history of the project, written by Trevor Tuckley. The update below is in its original unedited version
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