For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway

I have now introduced a sub-heading under this News blog to give members information on the publication dates of the Journal and News.

Peter Walker

Webmaster

Journal production update for members from Geoff Ashton

Peter and I are frustrated that we have been unable to meet our intended schedule, but we have been dealing with some further significant setbacks.

The sudden death of Andy Rush at the age of 68 was a considerable blow and has given rise to a lot of extra work in transferring all his books, records, photographs and extensive database, which are essential reference sources for the editorial team. Just as we were dealing with all of this, both Peter Barham and I suffered distressing family bereavements giving rise to substantial travel and other demands on our time. Peter also has a full time job and we both have other family responsibilities.

Very few articles arrive 'oven ready', so the editorial team spend a lot of time finding maps, photographs and diagrams, cross checking details and making sure that what we publish is as accurate as possible. To ensure that members get value for money, we have also taken a policy decision not to reduce the number of pages in each Journal just to catch up.

J156 completes production for Calendar Year 2013. We are now striving to complete subsequent issues at less than three monthly intervals until we have completed the catch up.

To help speed up production, we would be pleased to hear from anyone able to support the core members of the team with first hand experience of publishing software,particularly Adobe InDesign.

In the meantime your continuing encouragement and support are much appreciated. Geoff Ashton & Peter Barham

8th May 2014

Revised Website

Welcome to the revised GERS website. Aside from the new banner logo, which reflects our current house-style, the only significant change noticeable to visitors is that the Files Emporium is now provided on a different software platform. The products are the same, but the sales process is slightly different. Please read the help files.

If you find any errors on the new site, such as broken links, please let me know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.