To celebrate the coming of the New Year, we have an exciting deal to announce:

Join the Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust before the 19th January as a ‘Bronze’ member (for only £6 per month) and we will give you a complimentary Day Adult Runabout ticket (worth up to £33) for the Great Central Railway’s Winter Gala, which is running from 26th to 28th January 2024.

The GCR’s Winter Gala 2024 promises to be, as ever, one of the very best shows in railway preservation, featuring:

  • Two visiting locomotives; ‘Omaha’ Ex United States Army Transport Corps 2-8-0 S 160 class No.2253, and L&Y A Class No. 52322.
  • 6 steam locomotives from the home fleet along with NER Autocar and Derby Lightweight ‘Iris’ diesel railcar.
  • Intensive passenger and goods timetable.

So, what better way to support a rather special locomotive and a rather special heritage railway!

To take advantage of this great deal, all you have to do is visit, click on the ‘Join Us / Renew’ button, and follow the instructions from there.

For more details about the GCR Winter Gala, please click here:

The small print: Please note that this is entirely a Thompson B1 Locomotive Trust (TBLT) promotion. The TBLT will buy your ticket if you sign up for Bronze membership. This is not an official Great Central Railway promotion, although it does have their blessing. The TBLT is not liable for any inconvenience or cost that that may result from changes to the GCR’s advertised services.