Great Central Railway Nottingham (GCRN) is continuing its popular events programme this winter, with three seasonal specials in November and December. On 5 November, the annual Fireworks Show takes place, which will feature fairground rides, GCRN’s miniature railway, traction engines, steam rollers and a special connecting train service between East Leake and Ruddington.
Once again, Santa Claus will be coming to GCRN in December. ‘Santa Special Services’ will run every Saturday and Sunday, with gifts for the children, mince pies for the grown ups and refreshments for everyone. As well as a steam ride through the Nottinghamshire countryside, GCRN’s miniature trains will also operate on all Santa Special dates.
And when Christmas is all over for another year, you can escape from it all on GCRN’s Winter Holiday trains on 27 and 28 December. Both steam and diesel locomotives will be running. You can find out more about all these events and download the Santa Special leaflet at www.gcrn.co.uk.
JOIN THE GCRN GUARDS
Fancy trying your hand at being a Guard on a steam train or diesel locomotive? GCRN is looking for new people to join their team of on-train guards. Visit their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
(Researched & written by Faye Stenson)
After an extended visit to GCRN, this world famous locomotive left Nottinghamshire after the August Bank Holiday weekend. It returns to the National Railway Museum in York where it will be on show.
(Photograph supplied by Peter Woodhead – see more of Peter’s pictures in the Gallery Section of this website.)