Build Thumbnail 'GC' (Ginger Cat) at the Great Central Railway - 1999 to 2002

Please click on the thumbnail links below to see a full size picture. Use the 'back' button of your browser or click anywhere on the full size picture to return to this page. Nothing is known about the origin of 'GC' other than that he arrived at Loughborough's Great Central Station on a train and subsequently lived around the station, catching the occasional mouse or pigeon, finding warm and comfortable places to hide or sleep and demonstrating an unusual (for a cat) passion for riding on the company's steam trains - after a visit to the train's Restaurant or Griddle Car, where he usually managed to cadge some food from a friendly member of staff, he would walk down the train, find a vacant First Class compartment, curl up on a seat by the window and sleep for the rest of the trip! All the photographs in this section were kindly provided by Richard Piccaver, a talented artist from Alfreton in Derbyshire.


Waiting for the train

Volunteer recruitment, Loughborough Central Station, December 1999.

Station Master's office, December 1999

Station Master's office

       

Station Master's office

Station Master's office

Station Master's office

Station Master's office

       

Station Master's office

Station Master's office

Loughborough Central Station

Griddle Car

       

Gordon the Griddle Car Manager

Griddle Car

Pigeon Van, December 2000.

Pigeon Van, December 2000

       

Restaurant Car, December 2000.

'Porters Room', December 2000

'Porters Room', December 2000

'Porters Room', December 2000

       

Retail Shop, Loughborough - December 2000

Retail Shop, Loughborough - December 2000

Richard's paintings at Loughborough Central Station.

Finding something tasty in Richard's cup, June 2000.

       

Richard Piccaver at Loughborough Central Station, June 2000.

Retail Shop, Loughborough - December 2000

Annie's sweet stand at Loughborough Central Station.

Investigating something interesting on the seat at Loughborough Central Station, December 1999.

       

n the seat at Loughborough Central Station, December 1999.

n the seat at Loughborough Central Station, December 1999.

Waiting Room fire at Loughborough Central Station.

Empty platform, Loughborough - December 1999

       

Loughborough Central Station Booking Office, December 2000.

Loughborough Central Station Booking Office, December 2000.

Loughborough Central Station Booking Office, December 2000.

Station Master's office, Loughborough, October 2000.

       

Our email address - shown only as an image.

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