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THE GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY

"The Big One"      The Winter Gala in 2012           ( page 1 of 5 )

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Oliver Cromwell at Quorn and Woodhouse in 2012

 70013 Oliver Cromwell at the Great Central Railway in January 2012.

"The Big One"

The Great Central Railway Winter Gala January 2012 

 

The 2012 winter gala was called the Big One this was because they had a lot of steam locomotives running that weekend. Below is a list of the locomotives running at this event

..Video of The GCR Winter Gala 2012 "The Big One"

This video can be seen in 720HD for those of you who have a fast conection. For those of you who have a faster conection the 1080 HD setting can also be used, but this all but a pipe dream for most of us. Hopfully we shall all soon have a very fast conection

You can also view this video in full screen. Use the button on right of the video.To return from full screen press the same button

Pages on The 2012 Winter Gala at the Great Central Railway
MNR page 1 in 2010

The 2012 winter gala   The Big One video

Great Central Winter Gala page 2

N2 1744 in the station at the Great Central Railway

Great Central Winter Gala page 3

Ivatt Mogul 46521 at Quorn and Woodhouse in January 2012

Great Central Winter Gala page 4

4953 Pitchford Hall .. 8F 8624 2-8-0 .. 30777 Sir Lamiel

Great Central Winter Gala page 5

LMS 0-6-0T 47406 ...Drummond M7 number 53

   

 63601 at Quorn and Woodhouse

63601 at Quorn and Woodhouse on the windcutters in January 2012

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..List below is of the locomotives running at The GCR winter gala 2012.

The Great Central Railway Class 8K 2-8-0 no. 63601 . This locomotive which is on loan from National Railway Museum and and is based at todays Great Central Railway.---

8F 8624 2-8-0 is the only surviving Sothern built 8F was built at Ashford in 1943 by the Southern Railway. Saved from Barry and overhauled at Peak Rail. It was painted in fictional LMS crimson lake

GWR Hall class locomotive 4953 Pitchford Hall. This was also another locomotive from Barry scrap yard

GNR Gresley class N2 0-6-2T in GNR colours as 1744. This engine is based at the GCR.

30777 King Arthur class 4-6-0 steam locomotive Sir Lamiel . This engine is also based at the GCR

GNR Gresley class N2 0-6-2T in GNR colours as 1744. This engine is based at the GCR

 BR Standard Mogul 78019. This was another locomotive from Barry scrap yard.

BR built LMS Ivatt Mogul 46521. This was another locomotive from Barry scrap yard.

LMS 0-6-0T 47406 This class of LMS shunting engine is known as the Jinties. This was yet another locomotive saved from the Barry scrap yard. This engine is based at the GCR.

BR standard class 7 no.70013 Oliver Cromwell. This locomotive is part of National Railway Museums collection.

Drummond M7 number 53 painted in war time black this locomotive is based at the Swanage Railway.

For the end of January the weather was very good. A lot better even than some of the 2012 summer later on in the year.

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