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  Our partners on site at GCR(N) organised a 3 day gala for the May Day bank holiday weekend to raise money for 2 causes - to bridge the gap over the main line at Loughborough creating a fantastic line from Ruddington all the way to Leicester, and to help fund the new-build loco "Betton Grange". NSMEE joined in with our usual enthusiasm - we just can't help ourselves. With Nick Harrison at the helm once again our gala was a fantastic event with something for everyone as our photo gallery shows.

Thank you to everyone who came as a visitor whether with an engine or to ride the trains, and also to the small army of volunteers without which these events just wouldn't be the same. Here's Nick with his wonderful Britannia "Robin Hood". That unconcerned look on his face reflects a faultless engine and the smiles on the faces of his passengers show the pleasure that this and all the other engines gave to our many visitors throughout the weekend.