Railway Vehicle Preservations
8th November 2014 - Meal after AGM
The Rothley Court has a wedding booking when we intended to go after the AGM / carriage shed visit. Therefore we've had to change the venue to The Wheatsheaf at Thurcaston (LE7 7JN; short distance, south west, from Rothley station). Still informal drink and / or meal with no need to book, but some idea of numbers would be useful.
26th October 2014 - RVO61
The next edition of our magazine RVO will be in the post tomorrow night. For those that can't wait for the post to arrive a pdf version has been placed in the members area of the website, along with the a correction for RVO61, the annual accounts and AGM notice (which is set for 29th November, 11am at Lovatt House).
12th October 2014 - Diesel Brake Tender Update
An update on Project X can be found here.
11th October 2014 - Raffle Tickets
We still have a few raffle tickets left for this years raffle which takes place on Saturday 29th November at Loughborough. Anyone who would like a book sending to them please contact me with your details and I will send them out to you, if you are a member then they can be sent with the next RVO magazine which has just been sent to the printers. Proceeds from the raffle are going towards the new carriage shed.
22nd September 2014 - GCR Autumn Steam Gala
Just had confirmation that the TPO will run at the October Gala (subject to final FTR nearer the time).
At present the rake will be made up of LNER 70294, BR 80401, BR 80438 and BR 80458.
LNER sorter, 70294, has had some repair work done on its nets and has received a brake test, this vehicle will perform the pickups from the lineside and will be the first time since about 2008 it has been used for this purpose, so a very rare outing.
80401 has had two traductor arms installed to allow it to do the drops, something it has never done in preservation and something it would have last done in 1971 when in use on the West Coast Postals.
There will be two runs each day at 10:20 and 16:35.
3rd August 2014 - Swithland Shed