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Railways / Heritage Railways

Great Central Railway

The UK's only double track, main line heritage railway, running from Loughborough to Leicester North.

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access

Address

Great Central Road Loughborough Leicestershire LE11 1RW

  • 01509 632 323
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Open days

Sat-Sun & BHol. Daily 8-20 Apr, 27 May-4 Jun. Wed 31 May-Sep, Tue-Thu 18 Jul-24 Aug. Plus a few other days. Also Santas in Dec.

Travel

By Rail: Loughborough / 1 mile

Voted number 12 on the list of the 50 greatest railway journeys in the world 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.

First Class Restaurant Car Services provide 4 or 6 course meals, whilst travelling between Loughborough and Leicester or childhood dreams can come true with a Drive a Train Experience. We also run a number of family events, including Bonfire Night and Santa Specials.

The railway has won a number of awards including “independent railway of the year”, and a gold award for the East Midlands best visitor experience and is a quality assured visitor attraction as designated by Enjoy England.
 

Events

Fri 26th - Sun 28th Jan 2018: Winter Steam Gala

Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

Buses / Railways

Fri 30th Mar - Mon 2nd Apr: Easter Vintage Festival

Great Central Railway, Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

The Great Central Railway presents its annual Easter Vintage Festival with showman's and traction engines, steam rollers, miniatures, classic and vintage…

Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 12th - Sun 13th May 2018: Classic & Vintage Vehicle Festival

Quorn & Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Railways

Sat 4th - Sun 5th Aug 2018: Summer Vintage Vehicle Festival

Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

Buses / Commercial Vehicles / Railways

Fri 21st - Sun 23rd Sep 2018: Pistons & Pumps Festival

Quorn and Woodhouse Station, Woodhouse Road, Quorn, Leicestershire, LE12 8AG.
Tel: 07710 934 788.

Beer festival too.

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Railways

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