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  Mole Valley District Council - Central Railway
Central Railway plc is the company promoting the construction of a new rail freight link between the Channel Tunnel and the North of England.
However, Central Railway have indicated that the position of the tunnel portals and the line of the tunnel are purely indicative and will be the subject of further consultation.
It is understood the SRA examined Central Railway's demand and revenue forecasts, factors affecting mode choice, the impact of the proposals on other services on the existing network and it's relationship with other strategic rail objectors.
www.mole-valley.gov.uk /index.cfm?Articleid=444   (991 words)

 National Railway Museum
Built in 1886 by the Parel workshop of Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway, this rare masterpiece, a 6 wheeler saloon was used by the Gaekwar of Baroda in the broad gauge sections of his kingdom.
Built by Ransome and Rapier, UK, in 1883, it was one of the earliest hand operated breakdown crane used by BBCandI Railway.
Built by Robert Stephenson and Co., UK in 1936, it was primarily used for hauling suburban passenger rakes by SIR.
www.trainweb.org /railworld/NRM/national_railway_museum2.htm   (248 words)

 west central railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In cases where the materials despatched by Rail and advance payment is not claimed, the contractor must send the Railway Receipt to the consignee together with relative challan under a covering letter giving detailed despatch particulars and endorsing a copy to the Controller of Stores.
In modification of the condition No.2302(a) of the Indian Railway Standard Conditions of Contract, advance payments for the stores for each consignment thereof will be made to the Contractor only against proof of inspection and receipted delivery challan signed by Gazetted Officer of consignee.
Shipments from parts of UK including Northern Ireland (Also EIRE), from the North continent of Europe, (West Germany), Holland, Belgium, France, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and parts on the continental seaboard of the Mediterranean (I e French and Western Italian Port) to parts in India.
www.westcentralrailway.com /stores/spcondi.htm   (4944 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Central Railway is one of the 16 zones of Indian Railways, and is one of the largest.
The Central Railway was formed on November 5 1951 by grouping several government-owned railways, including the Great Indian Peninsular Railway, and the Scindia State Railway of the former princely state of Gwalior.
The Central Railway zone formerly covered northern Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states, and portions of southern Uttar Pradesh.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=Central_Railway   (211 words)

 A railway walk
I left the railway here for the road, taking time to pause in the village's churchyard lit by the low evening sunshine, before crossing back to the line via a footpath, the better to see Helmdon viaduct.
To the north we were drawing close to a second meeting place for railways - Woodford Halse, where the company established extensive workshops and marshalling yards in a remote country location where land was cheap, the result being a small railway town of red brick terraces put down among the ironstone villages of Northamptonshire's uplands.
In 1991 the Central Railway Group proposed a supergauge lorry on train freight link using the line, and this proposal, modified, is still being progressed after a defeat in parliament in 1996.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /leopold/mark/gcr   (4038 words)

 UK Transport
Central Railway (as I mentioned yesterday) is planning to build a 400 mile freight railway from Liverpool to Northern France via the Channel Tunnel.
The Central Railway was set up in the early 1990s to make this dream a reality.
If the Central Railway were to go bust it could become the government's problem.
uktransport.blogspot.com /2002_04_21_uktransport_archive.html   (1400 words)

 Central Railway - Welcome
Central Railway is proposing to remove millions of long distance HGVs from UK motorways by building a European standard railway between the North of England and Northern France.
The railway is designed to run a cost effective lorries-on-trains operation which dovetails with theneeds of logistics and haulage companies.
It is thanks to his strategic thinking - and tenacity - that Central Railway has gained the broad base of support it now enjoys, not least from the many City and industry players who have provided letters of comfort to the Government stating that the project is financeable without taxpayer subsidy.
www.central-railway.co.uk   (419 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Vandals attack steam railway
Vandals have attacked the Great Central Railway in Leicestershire - the latest in a string of attacks on the tourist attraction this year.
The railway prides itself on being a unique piece of the county's heritage and a major tourist draw for the area, attracting 150,000 visitors a year.
The attacks come at a particularly bad time as the railway, which costs around £3,500 a day to run, is facing up to losing one of its major benefactors.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/2315667.stm   (267 words)

 Central Railway (UK) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Central Railway is a company in the United Kingdom who propose to build a new freight railway line from the channel tunnel to the north of England, using much of the trackbed of the former Great Central Railway.
The company argues that such a line could significantly cut traffic congestion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Railway_(UK)   (145 words)

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Central Vermont Railway Historical Society Home Page - Central Vermont Railway Historicial Society
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www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Society.html   (1011 words)

 Central Railway from Quodra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central Railway is proposing to remove millions of long distance HGVs from UK motorways by...
National Central Railway Action Group (NatCRAG) is a voluntary pressure group against Central Railway's plan to build a highly costly, environmentaly damaging and unviable freight railway b...
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www.quodra.com /Central-Railway.html   (679 words)

 Chris Tolley's "The Great Central Railway and Migration from Europe to north America"
The particular surprise I have in mind at the moment is the fact that a lady in the USA asked me one day if I could let her know anything about the Great Central Railway (GCR), because she was trying to trace the journey her ancestors made from Northern Europe to the USA.
The first proper main-line railway was the Liverpool and Manchester, which was opened to the public in 1830, though some say that the honour of being regarded as the first public railway should really go to the Stockton and Darlington, which offered passenger services in 1825.
When during the 1960's it became an economic necessity to close unprofitable railway lines, the former GCR line to London was one of those which went.
web.ukonline.co.uk /cj.tolley/gcr-190307-mig.htm   (1132 words)

 BBC Inside Out - The Great Central Railway
The Great Central Railway began life as the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (MS&L), in itself an amalgamation of three smaller companies.
The Central Railway became noted for its attractive locomotives, living up to its slogan "Rapid Travel in Luxury".
In 1923 it became part of the London and North Eastern Railway and with Nationalisation in 1948, it became part of British Railways.
www.bbc.co.uk /insideout/eastmidlands/series1/great-central-railway.shtml   (353 words)

 Lower Kingswood Village Local Issues
Although the report is still not (yet) in the public domain it is believed that the SRA is not convinced that the project is sound and are therefore advising the government not to support Central Railway's attempts to speed up the planning process.
Central Railway has published details of two recent letters from the (French state-owned) SNCF confirming their support for and promotion of this project.
Given that the UK rail-franchisee Connex is French owned (as are many UK water companies!) there is no reason to suppose that the French government and/or shareholders wouldn't take a major stake in this project if it were to progress further.
www.lowerkingswood.co.uk /li1203_3.html   (308 words)

 Great Central Railway Rolling Stock Trust :: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Great Central Railway Rolling Stock Trust has been set up to save, restore and operate railway carriages and wagons that originate from the former Great Central Railway, its constituents or associates.
It is aiming to restore, preserve and maintain the stock the Trust owns in original or near original specification and where feasible in operating condition, starting with its own fully operational unique G.C.R. teak bodied train.
It is also the intention to collect, collate, and research historical information, data, plans and records relating to the design, build, operation of the rolling stock of the Great Central Railway and its predecessors.
www.gcr-rollingstocktrust.co.uk   (929 words)

 Great Central Railway Home Page
For UK National Network train times and tickets follow this link
Built in 1912, this locomotive forms part of the National collection and is on loan from the National Railway Museum.
UK National Network tickets and train times can be found on Trainline
www.gcrailway.co.uk   (303 words)

 Great Central Railway through Leicester
The Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway operated in the north of England in the 19th.
As part of the, by then, nationalised British Railways (BR), the fortunes of the former Great Central Railway took a nose dive in the late 1950s when it was split between two regions of BR, the Midland and the Eastern regions.
These two railways are seperated only by a gap across the Midland Main Line of Britain’s main railway network, to the north of Loughborough Central station, where a bridge and embankment were demolished in the late 1970s.
www.vintagecalculators.com /gcrleicester   (1167 words)

 A428 and Central Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I use quotes because the inquiry was a farce due to the fact that the Highways Agency changed their stance at the last minute and we didn't have a chance to reply.
("Protect the likely railway route" includes ceasing to support the St Ives guided bus so long as it uses the railway corridor out of Cambridge.) As I said in my last message, there is NO cogent reason why there should be any urgency to dual the A428.
Good to hear of progress with Central Railway, and that they still think they can make it viable.
www.chiark.greenend.org.uk /pipermail/castiron-discuss/2004-January/000509.html   (258 words)

 News release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Central Railway is looking into the possibility of using track outside of London for their freight trains.
The West London Line is developing into a valuable passenger carrier with the new West Brompton station and plans in the pipeline for stations at White City and Sands End.
The council is urging local residents and transport groups to contact Central Railway and let them know their views on this scheme.
www.lbhf.gov.uk /News/9910/991008_central.htm   (302 words)

 Department for Transport - Press Notice - GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES DECISION ON THE CENTRAL RAILWAY FREIGHT LINE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The main reason for the decision is that Central Railway has not demonstrated to the Government's satisfaction that it would be able to gain the necessary financial backing to build and run the line.
Central Railway have argued that the line could be totally privately funded.
"Central Railway has claimed that no call would be made on the public purse.
www.dft.gov.uk /pns/DisplayPN.cgi?pn_id=2004_0031   (375 words)

 RailServe.com Links: World Railway Historical Societies & Preservation
Railway Archive - The Last Main Line - Examines the history and continuing social, environmental, and economic impact of the Great Central Railway's London Extension, which ran between London and North Nottinghamshire between the 1890s and 1960s
Railway Preservation Society of Ireland - Aims to preserve, maintain, and operate steam locomotives and historic carriages on the main line railways of Ireland; excursions operate from both Belfast and Dublin at Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and regularly during the summer months
Railways of the Far South - History of the railways, mostly narrow gauge, in the far south of South America and in the islands of the South Atlantic
www.railserve.com /Historical/World   (4597 words)

 www.32g.co.uk - Great Central Railway
Based at Loughborough, the Great Central Railway runs for 8 miles over the former Great Central Railway's "London Extension", which ran from London Marylebone to Nottingham Victoria.
The London Extension was the vision of Sir Edward Watkin, and formed part of a grander scheme to link the Midlands with continental Europe through a tunnel under the English Channel.
Today's GCR is unique in railway preservation, as it is the only preserved main line steam railway with double track.
www.32g.co.uk /pages/gcr.html   (152 words)

 The Great Central Hotel, Loughborough, Leicestershire
As a result we are one of the busiest pubs in the area, which will appeal to customers who want a home from home rather than drinking in a typical hotel bar.
The Hotel is adjacent to the Great Central Railway (winner of The Independent Railway of the Year, 1993), and from here the steam enthusiast can travel to Leicester behind such famous names as Sir Nigel Gresley, Boscastle, The Flying Scotsman and many more.
The Great Central is situated off the A6 opposite the Loughborough Grammar School, approximately 10 minutes walk from the town centre, and the British Rail Station.
www.smoothhound.co.uk /hotels/greatcen.html   (454 words)

 Great Central Railway on AboutBritain.com
The stations of this railway are restored to different periods of the main line's history.
Rothley is the oldest period, restored to the gas lit Edwardian era of the turn of the last century.
The Great Central Railway enjoys visits from the 'Isle of Sodor' friends several weekends a year, and for 10 days during August, at Britain's largest 'Thomas' event.
www.aboutbritain.com /GreatCentralRailway.htm   (804 words)

 Links from the Great Central Railway
With the exception of the Nottingham Heritage Centre, the nearest operational standard gauge railway line to the Great Central is the Battlefield line (about 20 minutes drive south-west) where a wide range of industrial locomotives, and the occasional main line visitor, operate on their five mile line.
This seven mile long railway is noted for it's collection of foreign locomotives, together with a number of large British steam locomotives.
Free ride with a Great Central Railway roundtrip ticket or your tour bus fare credited towards your Great Central Railway roundtrip ticket (tour bus and GCR trips must be completed on the same day).
www.gcrailway.co.uk /links.htm   (1050 words)

 Central Railwa - theTalkingWalk.co.uk
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www.thetalkingwalk.co.uk /directory/_central_railway   (488 words)

 Trains and Railroads History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Activities of the society in the area of railway preservation in the Western Cape of South Africa.
History of railway signalling in the UK and abroad.
Narrow gauge light railways were the primary method of transporting supplies to the front lines.
www.puredirectory.com /Recreation/Trains-and-Railroads/History   (958 words)

 L&RMF: Railway Preservations Ltd   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Admission is charged to the Great Central Railway, but no separate fee charged by R.V.P when their vehicles are on display.
Come and see their work when some of the preserved vehicles go out on the Great Central Railway line.
All stations on the Great Central Railway are signposted from the A6 between Loughborough and Leicester.
www.lrmf.org.uk /m_14_rai.htm   (125 words)

However the Great Central railway is important to Charnwood, it brings in many visitors and raises the area's profile through appearances in television and movies.
Graham Oliver, the Chief Executive at Great Central Railway was extremely happy with the Loughborough's decision, saying "we are always grateful for the high level of local support that we get but the offer of help by the Loughborough Building Society is exceptional.
The preserved railway has been operating for over 25 years, and is manned by around 700 volunteers and a small team of permanent staff.
www.dapsites.com /pictures/Releases/lbo.htm   (684 words)

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