The Great Central Railway is the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway. It’s the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.
Trains run every weekend of the year, bank holidays and selected week days through the summer. In addition, First Class Restaurant Car Services provide five course meals whilst travelling between Loughborough and Leicester. For a very special night out, step aboard the Great Central Pullman and return to an age of luxury and glamour, the quintessential Orient Express experience. Childhood dreams can come true with a Drive a Locomotive Experience when you can take the regulator on a mighty steam locomotive or notch up on a powerful diesel.
We also run many special events, including steam galas, Peppa Pig, Meet Moshi Monsters, a Bonfire Night, a Wartime Weekend and Santa Specials.
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Our first class trains run all through the year. Enjoy a four course meal on our Saturday luncheon train, a traditional four course Sunday luncheon service and a luxurious six course Saturday evening feast on board ‘The Charnwood Forester’...
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The 1940s are brought back life this June with an evocative commemoration of life in wartime Britain (from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017).
There's BBMF flypasts, a Spitfire aerial display and a remembrance service (Sunday only)....
Over 70 of the country’s best layouts will be attending alongside over 40 of the industry’s leading suppliers.
The main event arena, at Quorn & Woodhouse station, there will be a 35,000sqft exhibition hall where suppliers...