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12th November 2017 - Diesel Brake Tender

The 'Diesel Brake Tender' being removed from the shed at Swithland, ready for its launch on the 18th of November.


4th November 2017

RVO67 is now at the printers and will be posted shortly.



29th October 2017 - Diesel Brake Tender - B964122

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The diesel brake tender finally has its new identity applied.

© Brian Hallett


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The diesel brake tender having the sign-writing applied.

© Brian Hallett



15th October 2017 - Diesel Brake Tender - The Last Hurrah

The 'new build' diesel brake tender will be launched at this years 'Last Hurrah' event on the 18th November. More Details soon.

© Paul Harrison



12th October 2017 - GCR Autumn Gala 2017

BR(S) 34081 '92 Squadron' on the Saturday afternoon TPO run. Video by Mick Yates.


11th October 2017 - LNER BGP 4050

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Our LNER BGP, or pigeon van, seen at Swithland Sidings during the GCR Authumn Gala. The vehilce has been taken out of the shed in preperation for a move to Quorn, which occured later on the Sunday of the Gala. The vehicle is being prepared for its annual use on the GCR's Santa Specials.

© Brian Hallett



8th October 2017 - GCR Autumn Gala 2017

BR(W) 6990 'Witherslack Hall' on the Saturday evening TPO run.


19th March 2017 - LNER TTO 23981

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The bogies from LNER TTO, 23981, have now been reassembled following overhaul of the component parts.

© Brian Hallett



18th March 2017 - Diesel Brake Tender

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The diesel brake tender at the start of the day on 18th March 2017.

© Brian Hallett


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The diesel brake tender, B964122, at the end of 18th March 2017 when the first coat of green paint had been applied.

© Brian Hallett



18th February 2017 - Diesel Brake Tender

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The diesel brake tender standing outside the shed at Rothley on Saturday 18th February 2017. One side of the vehicle has been welded up as this image shows along with one end. This just leaves the other side, end and roof to be completed.

© Phil Stanbridge