GCRN Meet the Fleet – Sat 19th & Sun 20th August

125 Group will be taking part in GCRN’s Meet the Fleet event at Ruddington this coming weekend, Sat 19th and Sun 20th August 2023. Why not come along and take the opportunity to see 43025 & 43044 up close including the opportunity for cab visits? Our sales stand will also be present with the first chance to grab our 2024 calendar among other items!

All the details can be found on the GCRN website here.

For members, we will also be holding our Annual General Meeting on Sat 19th at 14:00 in one of our MK3 coaches (OTF issue 143 has the agenda), we look forward to seeing you there.

Preservation update and Christmas sales

Since our last update, Work has begun on fitting a trial toilet tank to trailer car 42111. We hope that this will be a prelude to fleet wide fitment, thus opening up opportunities to take our set out onto the mainline with passengers. Whilst it has been great to have some running days during 2022 thanks to our friends at Midland Railway – Butterley, the chance for a main-line passenger carrying trip in 2023 will hopefully come to fruition.

The remainder of this year will focus on raising revenue for these essential modifications – and there is no better way than to get some Christmas goodies from our on-line shop.

Our Christmas card packs and calendars are ready to send out and if you really want something a bit more for Christmas, we have our own fabulous books available (125 The Enduring Icon and The InterCity 125 Owner’s Manual), together with a selection of HST DVDs, our range of Swallow and Executive merchandise or our excellent pen and pencil sets. All of these are available via our online shop. Please consider supporting us as we work towards getting our HST out on the mainline and enjoy your Christmas.