Please Support us

The below items are available to purchase, proceeds from which are used to enable us to continue to conservation and maintain our fleet of Rail and Road Vehicles, Containers, props and support equipment.

Pocket Stockbook

POCKET STOCKBOOK – Quorn Wagon & Wagon

This 114-page booklet provides pictures and details of the groups’ rolling stock fleet.
Support us in restoring and maintaining our ageing collection of rolling stock in operational condition, for the enjoyment of visitors to the Great Central Railway.

£6.95 – Softback ring-bound booklet for easy reference. Includes space to note down vehicle sightings.
Click here to purchase from Bowerbooks
Click here to purchase from ebay
Stockbooks are also available from the NAAFI Tearoom at Quorn & Woodhouse station or direct from us in Test Car 2.


Test Car 2 Booklet

TEST CAR 2 Booklet

Providing an insight into how the coach was modified for its role as a Test Car, and the slip/brake testing process for which it was used by BR.

£4.50 – Booklet
Click here to purchase from Bowerbooks
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Test Car 2 booklets are also available from the NAAFI Tearoom at Quorn & Woodhouse station or direct from us in Test Car 2.

Also available;

Rail Vehicle Testing
by Dave Bower

RAIL VEHICLE TESTING

A definitive guide to how and why British Rail tested trains in the 1980s and 90s, including first hand accounts of working on DM&EE test trains based from the Railway Technical Centre in Derby.
Published by: Salient Books

RRP: £25.00 – Hardback book
Click here to purchase from Bowerbooks
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Also available direct from us at Quorn at certain GCR events


We are also seeking help with two major items required to progress two stalled projects.

We are keen to hear from anyone who may have a pair of BR Standard 20T Brake van axles with wheels.  This is due to irreparable damage sustained to B954268‘s current wheelset.  We would like to return this brake van to service as this is the first vehicle bough by Nick in 1984 and fear despite its recent restoration it is destined to be stabled for the rest of its existence.

We would like standard brake van 956mm / 3′ 1 63/64″ monoblock wheels with 111mm / 4 3/8″ diameter Rolling bearings. We would be happy to negotiate over a full chassis if available.


We are also seeking a Railway Clearing House Standard 3048mm / 10ft wheelbase chassis. 5334mm / 17′ 6″ over the headstocks.  Preferably Clasp braked.  This is to give new life to a possible number of Grounded Boxvan bodies


If you are able to help, please feel free to contact us via our contact or facebook pages.

Thank you.