Forthcoming Events

Events below include running dates for Prototype High Speed Train Power Car 41001 and our matching Mk3 coaches at Great Central Railway-Nottingham plus their planned visits to other heritage railways. Also talks by 125 Group to Railway Societies and other events featuring the 125 Group Sales Stand such as model railway exhibitions and on-board selected HST railtours. More dates will be added as they are arranged so please keep checking back. If you are hosting an event, diesel gala or model rail exhibition and would like us to attend please get in touch.

PLEASE NOTE : All dates and information supplied in good faith, but as always, may be subject to alteration due to changing circumstances.  We can not be held responsible for losses resulting from cancellation of operating days or changes to this programme.  UPDATED : 29/04/2017


SATURDAY 27TH MAY 2017 – 41001 RUNNING DAY AT GCRN
Prototype HST Power Car 41001 and matching Mk3 coaches working passenger services at GCRN. The ‘yellow’ timetable will be in operation with departures from Ruddington at 1030, 1215, 1400 and 1545. 41001 will be at the north (Fifty Steps) end of the MkIII coaches, with a diesel locomotive at the south end. Buffet 125 will be open on-board selling hot and cold drinks, delicious hot food, snacks and alcoholic beverages including bottled ale. 125 Group Sales Stand on the train with wide range of HST merchandise available, including artwork prints, collectable postcards and DVDs. Tickets available to buy on the day, also on-line from the GCR(N) Website.

SAT 1ST & SUN 2ND JULY 2017 – GCRN DIESEL GALA
Diesel Gala with special intensive timetable in operation with two rakes of coaching stock. Featuring our own Prototype HST Power Car 41001 and matching Mk3 coaches, engines from the home fleet plus the possibility of visiting locomotives. Details available closer to the time of the event from the GCR(N) Website.

WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY 2017 – PENNINE RAILWAY SOCIETY TALK
‘The HST and 125 Group Preservation Progress’ – Illustrated talk and return visit by 125 Group Trustee John Zabernik. Venue “Club 39” in College Road, Doncaster, DN1 3JH. Start time 8pm, all welcome. For more information, see PRS website.

SATURDAY 29TH JULY 2017 – 41001 RUNNING DAY AT GCRN
Prototype HST Power Car 41001 and matching Mk3 coaches working passenger services at GCRN. The ‘blue’ timetable will be in operation with departures from Ruddington at 1100, 1300 and 1500. 41001 will be at the north (Fifty Steps) end of the MkIII coaches, with a diesel locomotive at the south end. Buffet 125 will be open on-board selling hot and cold drinks, delicious hot food, snacks and alcoholic beverages including bottled ale. 125 Group Sales Stand on the train with wide range of HST merchandise available, including artwork prints, collectable postcards and DVDs. Tickets available to buy on the day, also on-line from the GCR(N) Website.

THURSDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2017 – GRANTHAM RAILWAY SOCIETY TALK
‘125 Group Project Miller Restoring the Prototype HST’ – Illustrated talk by 125 Group officers John Zabernik and James Trebinski. Venue St.John’s Church, High Road, Manthorpe, Grantham, NG31 8NF. Start time 7.30pm, all welcome.


Previous Events

Saturday 17th April 2017 – 41001 Running Day at GCR(N)

Saturday 18th March 2017 – BLS / VTEC Charity Railtour in aid of Railway Children

New Years Day 1st January 2017  –  Hon President Sir Kenneth Grange on BBC Radio 4 ‘Desert Island Disks’

Wednesday 28th December 2016 – 41001 Running Day at GCR(N)

Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November 2016 – Warley National Model Railway Exhibition

Saturday 19th November 2016 – HST 40 Day at GCR(N) /  EMT Power Cars Visiting

Saturday 5th November 2016 – GCR(N) Ruddington Fireworks / Bonfire Night

Tuesday 4th October 2016 : IC125 40th Birthday, Paddington station.

Sunday 2nd October 2016 : HST40 Celebration, York National Railway Museum

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