Loose_Grip's photos with the Great

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 22nd May 2016

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 22nd May 2016
Two freight trains pass on the southern approach to Loughborough station. We are on British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 with a Down freight heading for the Loop. Meanwhile in the Up Through Loop Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45305 waits with a minerals trai…
Added on July 26, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 28th January 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 28th January 2018
Visiting LNER B12/3 4-6-0 8572 bursts out from under the Great Central Road overbridge with the 09.45 departure for Leicester during the Winter Gala.
Added on July  9, 2018

Great Central Railway Nunckley Hill Leicestershire 24th March 2018

Great Central Railway Nunckley Hill Leicestershire 24th March 2018
Who says that the Great Central Railway is flat??

J94 Austerity 0-6-0ST 68067 (Hudswell Clarke 1752 built 1943) storms up the 1 in 70 gradient through Wood Lane bridge into Nunckley Hill station with the 11.20 shuttle on the Mountsorrel branch.
Added on April  1, 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 10th March 2018

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 10th March 2018
The fireman’s duties are not all about shovelling coal. When the engine - in this case BR Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 - has dropped onto its coaches in the platform it needs hooking up and this is arguably the most physically demanding part of the job.
Added on March 14, 2018

Great Central Railway Thurcaston Leicestershire 10th March 2018

Great Central Railway Thurcaston Leicestershire 10th March 2018
Feeding the Beast......... British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 gets another round of coal in its firebox. With Rory driving and me firing I could tell Cliff was getting itchy so let him have the shovel up the hill from Rothley.
Added on March 14, 2018

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 19th November 2017

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 19th November 2017
British Railways Standard 9F 2-10-0 92214 climbs steamily out of Rothley station on the 1 in 176 gradient with the returning 09.50 ex-Loughborough train.
Added on November 22, 2017

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 15th October 2017

Great Central Railway Loughborough Leicestershire 15th October 2017
Loughborough yard and another Transport comparison shot: my 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 and British Railways Standard 5 4-6-0 73156. Not sure which I like best........
Added on November 17, 2017

Great Central Railway Quorn Leicestershire 3rd November 2017

Great Central Railway Quorn Leicestershire 3rd November 2017
The GCR bonfire was still burning but the fireworks were finished and we returned to Loughborough on the Class 101 diesel multiple unit. It is seen in Quorn station platform 2. The train on the right was for Leicester North.
Added on November  4, 2017

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 21st June 2017

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 21st June 2017
The view from behind the wheel of my 1978 Triumph Spitfire 1500 on the entrance ramp to Rothley station - the platform buildings are far left.
Added on June 30, 2017

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 21st June 2017

Great Central Railway Rothley Leicestershire 21st June 2017
Ex-Nuneaton engine shed one and all. Driver Fred and Fireman John were both firemen at Nuneaton in the early 1960s and British Railways Standard 2 2-6-0 78018 spent a short period on the shed (albeit never actually steaming!) in 1966. Here they are all ta…
Added on June 30, 2017