Pre-Christmas Social Evening and Talk – Monday 11th December 2017: The Great Central Railway

At Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre (DMs), Church st., Donisthorpe, DE12 7PY

A chance to get together before Christmas and enjoy an excellent speaker.

Bill Devitt  will present an illustrated talk about the GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY 

This railway, a latecomer to the railway scene when it was built, could have been our high-speed link to the continent. A channel tunnel was even part of the plan.   All this was long before HS1 was built and HS2 planned!

Bill will talk not only about the GCR’s history, but also look at the success of the preservation movement to retain and develop part of the line in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, as a heritage line.   Bill, who is one of our local ACA members, has been involved with some of the film and TV production companies who have used the line in recent years, so there should be plenty to interest everyone.    This will be a fascinating talk, by a very good speaker, and we hope as many as possible will come along..


As usual, a bar will be available, there is plenty of parking, and there is no admission charge, though donations are, of course, welcome, to help defray the cost of room hire.