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Great Central Railway Society

About the Society


The Great Central Railway (the ‘GCR’) comprised a considerable network including the last Victorian main line opened in the United Kingdom, its London extension opening in 1899. The Great Central Railway Society is dedicated to and promotes all aspects of the Great Central Railway, its predecessors, successors and joint lines.

The Society, with around 500 members, acts in part as an umbrella organisation for those interested in the GCR. It organises its own extensive programme of meetings, and also publicises on its website the meetings of other railway clubs in towns along the former GCR route, its general philosophy being one of co-operation between all groups with an interest in GCR heritage. 

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership of a society that is dedicated to the Great Central Railway and seeks to further its memory and understanding through its meetings, activities and publications

  • Historical magazine, 'Forward', issued quarterly

  • Two national member meeting days each year (Spring and Autumn)

  • Monthly meeting programme held from September to July, organised by the Northern Area Group (based in Sheffield).

  • Extensive archive on the GCR at Immingham Museum

  • Significant modelling aspect





Email: kengrainger129[at]gmail[dot]com

Membership Fee

£16 (partner: free)

£21 to £24: Overseas


How to Join:

There are three ways to join.

(i) By post: Go to website and click into ‘about us and membership information’ (you can use this link: Print off the application form fill it in and send it to the Membership Secretary with a cheque for payment to ‘Eric Latusek, 41 Spire Hollin, Glossop, Derbyshire SK13 7BJ’.

(ii) By email using PayPal: Go to website, print off and complete application form. Scan the completed application form and send it to ‘’ as an e-mail attachment. Use PayPal to pay the subscription as directed on website.

(iii) By email using bank transfer: As for method 2 regarding the application form, and then use bank transfer to pay the subscription as directed on website.

For enquiries on membership, contact the Membership Secretary at ericlatusek[at]btinternet[dot]com

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