Meet and greet at GCR – 4th/5th October

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The BR Class 8 Steam Locomotive Trust is to hold a “meet the Trustees and Company Directors” opportunity at the GCR Winter Gala on the 4 and 5 October 2014. There will be presence on Loughborough Station and in the Board Room at Lovatt House. For more information, visit the GCR website. 5" gauge model Continue Reading

The incident of the stuck poppets

Richard Armstrong with his second favourite loco

Geoff Armstrong reports this account of an incident involving 71000 Duke of Gloucester as told to him by his Father, Richard Armstrong. This happened in the summer of 60/61. The Duke had failed on a train heading South and needed tube repairs, (leaking tubes) the boiler smith sorted that and the shed Continue Reading