Swithland Signalling Upgrade – BREAKING NEWS

DMU at Nunckley

Before the Great Central Railway can run services on and off the Mountsorrel branch the signalling, at the branch junction, requires upgrading. Our campaign to raise the estimated £75,000 started in March 2017. Thanks to the our many supporters the target of £75,000 has now been achieved and the project… Continue reading Swithland Signalling Upgrade – BREAKING NEWS

New Attractions

Den Building

You now have even more to visit! We are pleased to say that the Mountsorrel Railway Museum, Quarry Heritage Building, Spinney Trail, the Den Building Area and the high level seating area and refreshment kiosk, are all now open. At the moment the kiosk sells tea, coffee, Parisella’s scooped ice… Continue reading New Attractions

Heritage Centre Time-lapse

Railway volunteers meet HRH

Each weekend, since March 2015, we have taken a photo at Nunckley quarry covering the site of the heritage centre, railway museum and platform. The video (time-lapse) sequence shows how the work has progressed from empty quarry to its present state.
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Our Plans for 2017

If you’ve visited recently you’ll have seen the massive changes taking place thanks to all the hard work by our teams of volunteers. Railway Museum We hope to open the railway museum and the other quarry exhibits early in March. You may already have noticed some of the exhibits arriving.… Continue reading Our Plans for 2017

Review of the Year 2016

Quarry animated Santa banner

Thank you to Malcolm for his excellent review of the year. We hope you enjoy watching and will visit next year to see our progress for yourself.

Granite Wagons arrive at Nunckley Hill

Mountsorrel Granite Wagons

The three Mountsorrel Granite Company liveried wagons arrived at the heritage centre’s new railway museum to-day. The wagons were restored back in 2010, almost entirely by young people including a group of teenage girls on Tuesday evenings. Continue reading Granite Wagons arrive at Nunckley Hill

Progress: 17th April

Heritage Centre building

  Well this will be the last progress update, and the last time the list of tasks in Our plans for March and April will need updating! Lets start with progress within the building. Ray has finished the Granite’s serving counter which looks amazing, and he has also made three… Continue reading Progress: 17th April

Our plans for March and April

View from Heritage Centre to quarry

With under four weeks to go before opening how are we progressing and what is left to do?

We have groups working most Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays so if you can help in any way please get in touch. Continue reading Our plans for March and April

Network Rail Volunteers

Network Rail Volunteers 5

  Back in February a team of volunteers from Network Rail spent two days helping out laying track and working on the Nunckley Trail. They came back last week to continue their work. You can read more about their away-days on the Network Rail Website.

Progress: 10th April

Disabled access to trail

Well spring is definitely approaching. Visitors taking in the Nunckley Trail in a few weeks time will be in for a treat. Managed to get a glimpse of the Woodpecker this morning, the Primroses are out and the Bluebells and blossom are well on their way. Continue reading Progress: 10th April