Prince of Wales Video and Photos

Prince of Wales visit

Sorry it took so long to work though all the photos and video. Rather than post dozens (hundreds?) of photos we have put together a video of the day. We hope you like it. Continue reading Prince of Wales Video and Photos

Filming Victoria on the Mountsorrel Railway

Planet at Mountsorrel

“Planet” was being used to film various railway scenes for a new drama, Victoria, expected to be screened on ITV in the Autumn, and the Mountsorrel branch line had been fitted out with a new station, out of sight from Nunckley Hill and the local roads. Depending on how filming went we could expect to see “Planet” any time from 5 ’till 9. Continue reading Filming Victoria on the Mountsorrel Railway

Ben Jackson interviews Steve Cramp

This time last year the new Mountsorrel Heritage Centre was pretty much just a field on the outskirts of the village. Twelve months on it’s a thriving building with people practically queuing to get in. It’s a great new facility that tells the story of two Charnwood villages and how… Continue reading Ben Jackson interviews Steve Cramp

48 Hour Documentary Competition – Track by Track

Louis Birch is one of our former volunteers, who is now at college studying a film and television course. He was given 48 hours to make a short film and the topic he was given was restoration. What better subject than the project he spent so much time with a… Continue reading 48 Hour Documentary Competition – Track by Track

Pictures from the Official Opening

First an enormous thank you to everyone that turned out to make our opening weekend an outstanding success. Every train was sold out! We hope you all enjoyed your day and please look out for the Heritage Centre opening in the Spring of 2016. Here are some of our photos… Continue reading Pictures from the Official Opening

Ben Jackson takes a tour around the Heritage Centre

After eight years of hard work, the Mountsorrel Railway is close to re-opening after years of neglect. It was so neglected in fact that most local people had forgotten it even existed. Well, there’ll be no forgetting now, because not only is the railway close to being operational once more,… Continue reading Ben Jackson takes a tour around the Heritage Centre

Loughborough Echo: Heritage Railway’s £5,000 boost

You can read about our £5000 grant from the OneFamily Foundation in the Loughborough Echo at http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/heritage-railways-5000-boost-9758851

Listen to Steve Cramp on BBC Radio Leicester

Listen to Steve being interviewed by Ben Jackson on Radio Leicester at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02t8zx2 (from 1:37:45). He discusses the background to the project and asks for your help with the OneFamily vote at https://foundation.onefamily.com/projects/mountsorrel-railway-project/

Youngsters on track to assist railway project

Over the past seven years community volunteers have spent their free time restoring the railway line and creating a nature reserve. Read the full story in the Loughborough Echo at http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/youngsters-track-assist-railway-project-9375724

Mountsorrel Post – Station Progress

You can read about progress on the Mountsorrel Station in the Mountsorrel Post Continue reading Mountsorrel Post – Station Progress