Information about the
Great Central Railway Society
The Great Central Railway Society (GCRS) exists to promote
an historical interest in the Great Central Railway (GCR) which existed until the Grouping of 1923 when it became
part of the London & North Eastern Railway (LNER). We are often confused with
the present day heritage railway operation based at Loughborough which is called
The Great Central Railway.
To achieve its aims the Society
- produces a quarterly journal 'Forward' which is sent to all members
- holds an archive of material related to the GCR at Immingham Museum
- provides a forum for answering queries regarding the GCR
- arranges meetings for all members twice a year - the AGM in April/May and an Autumn meeting in October
- encourages the formation of regional groups - at present these exist in central Sheffield, Killamarsh and central London (King's Cross)
- has restored and resited the GCR War Memorial at Sheffield Victoria along with the production of a Roll of Honour
- actively encourages cooperation between all groups with an interest in the GCR
The Society was formed in 1974 when a small group of like-minded people held a meeting in London.
Since then the membership has grown to around 500.
The Society is financed by members' subscriptions and by the sale of books and magazines donated to the society.
The annual subscription is £14(UK), £19(Europe) or £22(worldwide).
The Society is run by the officers (chairman, secretary and treasurer) and a committee who are elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Applications for membership can be made by printing off the application form, filling it in and sending it to the Membership Secretary
(Eric Latusek, 41 Spire Hollin, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7BJ) along with a cheque for the appropriate subscription.
If you require further details regarding membership, the Membership Secretary can be contacted
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