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Great Central Railway

Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Great Diesel Gala & New Branch line to ride

I was drawn to this gala as the mountsorrel branch was open for a rare chance to ride this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin W
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Birthday present

Had a brilliant day, Diesel gala but it was the lunch on train being pulled by a steam... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Great Central Road | Great Central Road, Loughborough LE11 1RW, England
+44 1509 632323
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was drawn to this gala as the mountsorrel branch was open for a rare chance to ride this picturesque 2 mile hilly branch line. Partway up is Nunkley Hill which offers an interesting working yard with shunting demo's, the view from the top of...More

Thank Martin W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a brilliant day, Diesel gala but it was the lunch on train being pulled by a steam locomotive. The meal was absolutely amazing and thoroughly enjoyed the meal and the company was also amazing. Had a wander around the locomotive shed which was really...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked the Saturday evening 5 course meal train "Charnwood Forester" for a joint Birthdays treat. A treat it was too! Cooking all done on the train so very fresh. Staff very helpful. Only fault we could find was when we stopped over Swithland Water we...More

Thank Adele J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and daughter in law for my 60th Birthday back in March,booked us an evening on The Charnwood Forester" A steam locomotive hauling 2 dining carriages on the Great Central Railway,Loughborough,Leics. This is a privately owned Railway Society that operates between Loughborough and Leicester...More

Thank Attic-Mole57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my birthday present my wife had bought me a "A day's driving experience on a steam loco". Great central were very obliging as I had to re-arrange this date several times, but in the end all went well and the team there were brilliant...More

Thank gtst61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a large family gathering with buffet meal in a private carriage. Food was excellent and plentiful. Trip was very nice pulled by steam train , with plenty of stops. Very enjoyable for train enthusiasts and those that like a different way to dine. Would...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked ahead a Saturday lunch on the Great Central. The first good thing is that you have an all day rover, so we did a breakfast trip with excellent bacon sandwich. We then looked around the engine shed (they seem happy to let you...More

Thank daveandsal1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our bank holiday trip. Plenty to see and do. Information on what was going on along the line was very informative. Friendly people to help and guide.

Thank Gareth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parked at Quorn & Woodhouse as it has the largest car park of the four stations. On the Sunday we visited there were vintage buses running with free return trips to Leicester & back. The stations, parking & the small museum at Loughborough are free...More

Thank Badgerref
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seven of us had booked onto the Murder Mystery Trip. We all had a fantastic time time. The whole event was perect . The rail staff were very good and the staff serving the meals and drinks were perfect. The food was served very quickly...More

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20 August 2017|
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Response from paulwT5568MD | Reviewed this property |
Personally I would go back to Loughborough to see the New Year in because the station is covered and more facilities if you get off the train. With regards to the meal then the Leicester stop is approx. 15 minutes and if you... More
15 August 2017|
Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure you can buy tickets and board at any of the stations. Worth knowing that the engine sheds are at Loughborough so lots to see there before you get on the train and depending on what time you arrive you can... More
11 August 2017|
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Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Depends what train you catch. The diesels are very much open plan as are the dining cars. On some of the steam trains they do have rolling stock with individual compartments which seat 6 people. In terms of corridors ... on... More